To: L&L Knight <>
Subject: Thickknees/UQ
From: peter crow <>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 09:29:39 +1000

In the Photographic Guide to Shorebirds of the World the Great thick-kne and the Beach thick-knee are described as stone-curlews but not named as such.

On Friday, April 6, 2007, at 08:00 PM, L&L Knight wrote:

G'day Greg,

You will find that the Bible, in the form of Shorebirds, refers to the birds in question as Bush Thick-knees, as I suspect, does the The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. If you have a look at that there are a group of other species that also rejoice in the moniker of Thick-knee - the:
Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis) Range: central Africa
Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus) Range: C America, Northern S America, Caribbean Peruvian Thick-knee (Burhinus superciliaris) Range: coastal Peru, S America Great Thick-knee Esacus (Burhinus recurvirostris) Range: India, Malaysia Beach Thick-knee Esacus (Burhinus magnirostris) Range: from southern Malaysia through Australia.


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