Spotted Dikkop (Burhinus capensis) - HBW 3, p. 362
French: Oedicnème tachard
Spanish: Alcaraván de El Cabo
Other common names: Spotted Thick-knee, Cape Dikkop/Thick-knee
Taxonomy: Oedicnemus capensis Lichtenstein, 1823, Cape of Good Hope.
Several other races proposed: doubtfully distinct are ehrenbergi of Dahlak I in Red Sea, and affinis on Red Sea coast of Ethiopia; also psammochromus included in maculosus, and csongor included in nominate capensis. Four subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- maculosus (Temminck, 1824) - Senegal E to Eritrea and Somalia, and S to Uganda and Kenya.
- dodsoni (Ogilvie-Grant, 1899) - coastal Somalia and S Arabia.
- capensis (Lichtenstein, 1823) - Kenya S to South Africa, and W from Zambia to Angola.
- damarensis (Reichenow, 1905) - Namibia, Botswana and SW South Africa (Cape Province).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult sitting on its nest, including a close-up of its head Locality Paarl Bird Sanctuary, Paarl, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp damarensis)
Greg Baker 27 September 2002 1 year ago 21 sec 4.6
Bird and chick. Locality Umgeni River Bird Park, Durban, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp capensis)
Doug and Denise Norris 15 September 2008 17 weeks ago 12 sec 4.5
one bird standing Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (ssp maculosus)
Daniêl Jimenez 30 December 2011 1 year ago 31 sec 4.5
A close-up of two birds Locality National Aviary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2001 6 years ago 16 sec 4.4
An adult foraging and then eventually running away Locality Paarl Bird Sanctuary, Paarl, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp damarensis)
Greg Baker 27 September 2002 1 year ago 29 sec 4.2
A close up Locality Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, Oman (ssp dodsoni)
Eric Roualet 11 November 2010 2 years ago 16 sec 4.1
A bird under a dry bush. Locality Imi, Ethiopia (ssp maculosus)
Josep del Hoyo 5 December 2005 7 years ago 34 sec 4
A bird standing in the road, alert Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya (ssp maculosus)
Brooke Clibbon 22 December 2002 7 years ago 29 sec 4
A standing bird Locality Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, Oman (ssp dodsoni)
Eric Roualet 11 November 2010 2 years ago 14 sec 3.2
A bird in the headlight form the car. Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia
Yoel Jimenez 14 January 2005 4 years ago 42 sec 2.4
A bird on the ground Locality Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, Gauteng Province, South Africa (ssp damarensis)
Francesc Capdevila i Torr... 28 September 2002 9 years ago 13 sec 2.3