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

Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis

Described by: Lichtenstein (1823)
Alternate common name(s): Cape Thick-knee, Cape Dikkop
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Tsavo East National Park, Kenya - Feb 12, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Etosha National Park, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer  South Africa - Oct, 1997 © Martin Kramer 
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Unforested Africa s. of the Sahara.
S. Arabia; Main population in Africa with two small isolated populations in s. Arabia;
(1) Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, s. Niger, Togo, Benin, n. Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic and Lake Chad.
(2) C. and s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti.
(3) The Dahlak Archipelago in the Red Sea off n. Ethiopia.
(4) Sw. and e. Arabia and n. Somalia.
(5) Angola, s. and e. Zaire, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe s. to South Africa (Cape Province).
(6) Namibia.


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


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