Spotted Thick-knee (Dikkop)
Burhinus capensis
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The main features that distinguish the spotted thick-knee from other east African thick-knees are the black spots on the mantle, back and wings and the absence of wing bars. The top photo was taken at Speke's Bay (3-13), courtesy of Paul Oliver. The other photos were taken in Osukunwa, Olasiti, Hwange (Zimbabwe) and Tarangire. Click the photo above to see enlargements which include a nest, fledges, a leucistic bird and a pair defending a nest against a cobra.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Tony Evans, Paul Oliver, Kim Axmann, Claude Melde

Last Update this page: 6-30-20