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Indian Thick-Knee or Indian Stone-curlew: Burhinus indicus

Indian Thick-knee Indian Stone-curlew
 (Burhinus indicus)


Indian Thick-knee Indian Stone-curlew
 (Burhinus indicus)
 
I clicked this bird back in April '13 - on 28th April, 2013 to be exact - at Buddha Jayanti Gardens located in the Central Ridge area of Delhi. The main reason I hadn't put it up was that I wasn't able to correctly identify the bird with my available resources. Perhaps I hadn't searched properly. Being an amateur I concede myself a few such shortcomings.
 
I have learnt since that this bird used to be classified as a sub-species of Eurasian Thick-knee or Eurasian Stone-curlew as Burhinus [oedicnemus or indicus]. [Avibase]
 
I have also learnt that this bird may have been elevated to an independent species recently as Indian Thick-Knee or Indian Stone-curlew (Burhinus indicus). Local name - Dhanchuwaa.
 
I quote - ".... it is smaller, darker and more heavily streaked, with larger bill, shorter tail, and longer tarsi. Bill has more black and shows more pronounced bars on wing-coverts (with broader pale panel). (Grimmett, Inskipp & Inskipp, 2012)" [Allan Hopkins @ Flickr]
 
Frustrated with wrong identifications by me using a few web tools, I decided to go about it using beak/toes/eyes and pattern an colour of feathers.
 
Camera used: Nikon D5100 DSLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm VR Lens
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