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
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RangeC. 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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