Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus) bird sounds free on dibird.com. Loud piping calls given mainly at night may suggest curlew or oystercatcher. Length ranges from 38 to 46 cm (15 to 18 in), wingspan from 76 to 88 cm (30 to 35 in) and weight from 290 to 535 g (10.2 to 18.9 oz). Breeding in South America, Middle America: s Mexico to n Brazil, also Hispaniola; can be seen in 17 countries. Breeding in Africa: Senegal to Ethiopia and Kenya and north to Egypt; can be seen in 30 countries. Josep del Hoyo, Nigel Collar, Guy M. Kirwan, and Peter F. D. Boesman Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020 Text last updated June 21, 2015 It was formerly included as a subspecies of the Eurasian stone-curlew. It is a fairly large wader though is mid-sized by the standards of its family. There are five subspecies of Burhinus oedicnemus:[9] The Indian stone-curlew Burhinus indicus was previously considered a subspecies. Take Merlin with you in the field! Eurasian Stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) bird call sounds on dibird.com. Breeding in Eurasia: w, sw EU; can be seen in 96 countries. Watch Queue Queue. An Indian thick-knee at Rajkot. Watch Queue Queue It is a summer migrant in the more temperate European and Asian parts of its range, wintering in Africa. Double-striped Thick-knee bird photo call and song/ Burhinus bistriatus (Charadrius bistriatus) The names thick-knee and stone-curlew are both in common use, the preference among authorities for one term or the other varying from year to year. Loud piping calls given mainly at night may suggest curlew or oystercatcher. The Indian Thick-knee was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Eurasian Thick-knee. Breeding in Africa: se, sc; can be seen in 31 countries. The genus name Burhinus comes from the Greek bous, ox, and rhis, nose. This is an abbreviated form of Pennant's 1776 coinage "thick kneed bustard". For the group of birds known as thick-knees or stone-curlews (of which this species is a member), see, "Eurasian Thick-knee - Burhinus oedicnemus", "Long-term decline despite conservation efforts questions Eurasian Stone-curlew population viability in intensive farmlands", "Datos recientes sobre el Alcaraván (Burhinus oedicnemus L. 1758) en la Isla de La Palma (Canarias): notas", Ageing and sexing (PDF; 4.7 MB) by Javier Blasco-Zumeta & Gerd-Michael Heinze, Audio recordings of Eurasian stone-curlew, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eurasian_stone-curlew&oldid=980991200, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 September 2020, at 17:16. Despite being classed as a wader, this species prefers dry open habitats with some bare ground. Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis) bird call sounds on dibird.com. Distinctive appearance, with rather large size, streaky brown plumage, big yellow eyes, and thick yellow legs; black-and-white wing pattern shows in flight. Breeding in Africa: widespread; can be seen in 43 countries. The Stone Curlew bird (Burhinus oedicnemus) is also known as the Eurasian Thick-Knee. [4] It derives from the bird's nocturnal calls sounding like the unrelated Eurasian curlew Numenius arquata and its preference for barren stony heaths. Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus) bird sounds free on dibird.com. Listen to Curlew on british-birdsongs.uk, which is a comprehensive collection of English bird songs and bird calls. Eurasian Thick-knee has more yellow at the base of the bill than does the Indian Thick-knee. Distinctive appearance, with rather large size, streaky brown plumage, big yellow eyes, and thick yellow legs; black-and-white wing pattern shows in flight. We analyzed the microbiomes of the Eurasian Stone curlew Burhinus oedicnemus (Charadriiformes, Aves) and identified 91 Gram positive and 212 Gram negative strains, whose antimicrobial susceptibility to 11 and 9 antibiotic classes (respectively) was evaluated using agar disk diffusion test. [6][7] with a strong yellow and black beak, large yellow eyes (which give it a "reptilian", or "goggle-eyed" appearance), and cryptic plumage. For example, a French population has declined with 26% over 14 years.[8]. It is largely nocturnal, particularly when singing its loud wailing songs, which are reminiscent of that of curlews. The Stone Curlew is said to be the northern representative of the ‘Stone-curlews’ which are large waders in the family Burhinidae. Water Thick-knee bird photo call … The Eurasian Thick-knee has a white wing bar; Senegal Thick-knee has a dark wing bar. Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families. Free, global bird ID and field guide app powered by your sightings and media. The Eurasian stone curlew, Eurasian thick-knee, or simply stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) is a northern species of the Burhinidae (stone-curlew) bird family. The bird is striking in flight, with black and white wing markings. Similar to: Indian Thick-knee. [3], In his Bird Watching (1901) Edmund Selous uses the name "great or Norfolk plover" (Œdicnemus Crepitans).[5]. Rob Hume and Guy M. Kirwan Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020 Text last updated June 21, 2015 The species name oedicnemus comes from the Greek oidio, to swell, and kneme, the shin or leg, referring to the bird's prominent tibiotarsal joints,[2] which also give it the common name of "thick-knee". It lays 2–3 eggs in a narrow scrape in the ground. 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