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Birds

Great
Thick-knee

Near Threatened

Decreasing

Great Thick-knee

Esacus recurvirostris

A thick-headed, massive-billed plover. Greyish sandy above, white below, with a distinctly upturned-looking black and yellow bill, and enormous yellowish 'goggle' eyes with white spectacle-markings around them. Largely crepuscular and nocturnal. Spends the day drowsing in the full glare of sun on some baking hot sheet rock on a riverbed.

Great Stone Plover, Great Stone Curlew

Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    बडा करवानक, बर्सिरी
  • Malayalam:
    പെരുംകൊക്കൻ പ്ലോവർ
  • Marathi:
    मोठा करवानक
  • Nepali:
    ठूलो बगरबट्टाई
  • Sanskrit:
    दीर्घशिर पाणविक
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Taxanomy

CHARADRIIFORMES
BURHINIDAE
Esacus recurvirostris

Great Thick-knee

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