May 18, 2017 – Water Thick-knee or Water Dikkop (Burhinus vermiculatus)

These thick-knees are found near water in parts of central and southern Africa. They eat crustaceans, insects, mollusks, worms, amphibians, millipedes, and grass seeds, feeding mostly at night in pairs or small flocks. During the non-breeding season they may form flocks of 30 or more birds. Nesting solitarily or in small, loose colonies, they lay their eggs in scrapes in the ground on sandbanks, shorelines, or islets.


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