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Stone-curlew
aka Dikkop
aka Thick-knee

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Burhinidae

Species on page - (2 species in 1 genus depicted - out of 9 species)

+ Spotted dikkop (Burhinus capensis)
+ Water thick knee (Burhinus vermiculatus)

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Spotted dikkop (Burhinus capensis)

One foot dikkop

dikkop
Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis)
aka spotted dikkop
The older woman who identified this for me tittered as she said the name.
Rondebosch
Cape Town 2013
April 25, 2013

In contrast with the curlews with which I am familiar which have long beaks that "curl" down (also Charadriiformes), this stone-curlew has a longer straighter bill."

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Water thick knee (Burhinus vermiculatus)

Water thick knee

Water thick knee (Burhinus vermiculatus)
Family: Burhinidae
Sunset cruise on the Zambezi
Zambia
February 16, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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