Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Indian Thick‑knee Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Burhinus indicus
Family : Burhinidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eurasian Stone-curlew, Eurasian Thick-knee, Stone curlew, Stone-curlew, Stone-Plover
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Eurasian Stone-curlew is a long-legged brown bird with a large yellow eye (adult bird length approximately 41 cm, wing 21 cm, bill 4.3 cm, tarsus 8.1 cm, tail 10 cm). It looks sandy-brown from above and lighter sandy-brown from below. It feeds on insects, worms, slugs, small reptiles and rodents. It breeds in February-August.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Sreekumar Chirukandoth(www.xeno-canto.org/Sreekumar Chirukandoth), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.