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Great Thick-knee: Esacus recurvirostris

Great Thick-knee: Esacus recurvirostris
 
Great Thick-knee: Esacus recurvirostris
 
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
 
Features:-
 
Widespread distribution in India
Resident
Wader
Large, curved lower mandible giving slightly upturned black and yellow bill
Base is yellow and rest of bill is black.
Yellow eye
White forehead
Eyes are dull greenish yellow
White and black superciliary arches
Black ear coverts
Looks like spectacles are worn.
Unstreaked grey-brown underparts and chest
Greyish panel on wings topped by black and white bands across.
 
Compare the differences in patterns, bill and eye with Indian Thick-knee (Burhinus indicus)
 
 
Photographed at Ranthambore, Distt. Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India on 19.10.2014
Camera used: Nikon D5100 DSLR with Tamron 150-600mm Lens.
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