Charadriiformes

Thick-knees (Burhinidae)

HBW 3, p. 348

  • Medium-sized terrestrial waders, with long legs, long wings and cryptic plumage; bill usually short, but large and heavy in some species.
  • All regions except Antarctic, but mainly tropical; greatest diversity in Old World.
  • Semi-arid to arid open areas, sometimes linked with water; one species strictly coastal.
  • 2 genera, 9 species, 19 taxa.
  • No species threatened; none extinct since 1600.
  • 1
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2 genera, 9 species

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