Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Thick-knees :: Water Thick-knee

Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus

Described by: Cabanis (1868)
Alternate common name(s): Water Dikkop
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


South Africa - Date unknown © Kees Bakker  Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Zimbabwe - Aug, 1999 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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C. and s. Africa;
Fragmented and irregular distribution;
(1) Senegambia, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo to n. and ne. Zaire, and Central African Republic.
(2) S. Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania s. in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswanna, ne. Namibia and s. Angola to s. South Africa (Cape Province).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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