Eurasian Thick-knee

Eurasian Thick-knee, also known as the Eurasian Stone Curlew or simply Stone-curlew, is a bird from the wader family. Despite being classed as a wader, this species prefer dry open habitats with some bare ground like dry stony pastures or dried mud. Thick-knees are so named because of their prominent thick joints on their long yellow or greenish legs. Thick-knees are mostly nocturnal. During the heat of the day, they stay hidden under bushes. At night they can be identified by their distinctive wailing calls.

Gujarati Name


Scientific Name

Burhinus oedicnemus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Least Concern

You are not logged in.

You are currently browsing this site as a guest which limits the information in the birds database.
To unlock the full data, signup now. Already a member? Login!