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Thick-knees (Burhinidae)

Water Dikkop (Burhinus vermiculatus) - HBW 3, p. 361

French: Oedicnème vermiculé German: Wassertriel Spanish: Alcaraván Acuático
Other common names: Water Thick-knee

Taxonomy: Oedicnemus vermiculatus Cabanis, 1868, Lake Jipe, near Taita, Kenya.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • buettikoferi (Reichenow, 1898) - Liberia to Nigeria and Gabon; sometimes claimed to occur E to Uganda.
  • vermiculatus (Cabanis, 1868) - Zaire E to SC Somalia, and S to E & S South Africa.