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

Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Eurasian Stone-curlew, Stone Curlew, Stone-curlew, Northern Thick-knee, Common Thick-knee, Stone Thick-knee, Dikkop
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Saint-Andeol-le-Chateau, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France - Mar 21, 2004 © Pascal Dubois  Urim, Israel - Mar 24, 2001 © Alain Fossť  Urim, Israel - Mar 24, 2001 © Alain Fossť  Urim, Israel - Mar 24, 2001 © Alain Fossť  Montreuil-Bellay, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - May, 2001 © Alain Fossť 
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W. Palearctic and Oriental Regions;
(1) W. Canary Is.
(2) E. Canary Is.
(3) N. Africa including oases in the Sahara s. to Mali, Mauritana, Senegal, s. Tunisia, c. Egypt and Mediterranean Is., Greece (estuaries of the Acheloos and Evinos Rivers), Turkey (Menderes Delta) to Israel, Iraq and Iran.
(4) Europe from British Isles (se. England) s. to Spain (Spanish Zamora in the Duero River Basin and Extremadura Province in the Tajo River Basin), Portugal (Montados e. of Evora on the border with Spain), Balearic Is. and nw. Africa (w. Morocco) e. to Germany, Poland, Hungary (Apaj Puszta, Kiskunsag National Park, Kiskunlachaza) the Balkans, Ukraine, w. and s. Russia in the Caucasus.
(5) Ex. e. Europe from the Volga River Valley e. through Transcaspia, Kirghiz steppes, Turkestan to the Zaysan Basin, then s. through Afghanistan, c. Iran to Pakistan and ex. nw. India n. to Himalayan foothills of Kashmir.
(6) India n. to Himalayan foothills (Assam) and Sri Lanka e. in Burma, c. Thailand, Cambodia and c. Vietnam (Annam).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Massaciuccolis Oasis
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


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


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