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, courtesy of Paul Oliver. The 3rd row photo is courtesy of Bob Kasworm. The other photos were taken in Osukunwa, Olasiti, Ruaha NP 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 © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Tony Evans, Paul Oliver, Kim Axmann, Claude Melde, Bob Kasworm

Last Update this page: 8-14-22