Species Details

@Tarique Sani

Great Thick‑knee Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Esacus recurvirostris
Family : Burhinidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Great Stone Plover, Great Stone-curlew
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Great Stone-curlew is a brown water bird with a massive bill and strong legs (adult bird length approximately 51 cm, weight 800 g, wing 26 cm, bill 8 cm, tarsus 8.2 cm, tail 11.2 cm). It looks sandy grey-brown from above and white from below.It feeds on crabs, molluscs, insects, amphibians, small reptiles, fishes and eggs.
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: Tarique Sani(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Tarique Sani),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Frank Lambert(www.xeno-canto.org/Frank Lambert), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.