Monday, June 19

Beach thick-knee pictures

   ›      ›   Beach thick-knee (Esacus magnirostris) pictures
Taxonomic classification   <>   Pictures
The beach thick-knee (Esacus magnirostris) belongs to the family of Burhinidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Beach thick-knee conservation status

The species Esacus magnirostris is listed by IUCN as "Near Threatened". The total population is estimated to be about 6,000 birds of which 4,000 are likely to be mature individuals. The population is declining due to human activities and predation by invasive mammals.

The species Esacus magnirostris are dispersed along coastal linear habitat. Their littoral, estuarine and shore habitats are being continuously degraded, fragmented and destroyed by the coastal development and the increase in human population pressure.

The human activities like use of off-road vehicles and other recreational activities on the shore have disturbed their nesting sites. In the presence of humans and dogs, the parents move away, leaving the eggs and chicks unguarded till the threat ceases. Thus exposing them to predation by foxes, feral dogs and pigs.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Esacus magnirostris
Species:E. magnirostris
Genus:Esacus
Subfamily:-
Family:Burhinidae
Order:Charadriiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Advertisement

Pictures
Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
1.Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
Picture by Tony Morris

Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
2.Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
Picture by John Manger, CSIRO

Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
3.Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
Picture by John Manger, CSIRO

Esacus magnirostris
4.Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
Picture by Summerdrought

Esacus magnirostris
5.Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
Picture by Aviceda

Esacus magnirostris
6.Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
Picture by Greg Schechter

Esacus magnirostris
7.Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
Picture by Greg Schechter

Esacus magnirostris
8.Beach thick-knee - Esacus magnirostris
Picture by Greg Schechter

Esacus magnirostris
9.Esacus magnirostris
Picture by KR ADVENTURES

Esacus magnirostris
10.Esacus magnirostris by Tony Morris

Advertisement

Popular posts in Birds of India
Eurasian collared dove Violet cuckoo
Buffy fish owl Dark-rumped swift
Crested kingfisher Wreathed hornbill
Pheasant-tailed jacana Solitary snipe
Asian green bee-eater Malabar grey hornbill
Arctic jaeger Spotted sandgrouse
Ashy wood pigeon Red-breasted parakeet
Himalayan cuckoo Eurasian eagle-owl
Jerdon's nightjar Silver-backed needletail
Brown-winged kingfisher Blue-cheeked bee-eater
White-bellied sea eagle Pallas's fish eagle
White-tailed sea-eagle Lesser fish eagle
Grey-headed fish-eagle Bearded vulture
Tufted duck Greater scaup
Long-tailed duck Common goldeneye
Smew Common merganser
Tundra swan Mute swan
Whooper swan Yellow bittern
Common little bittern Cinnamon bittern
Black bittern Eurasian bittern
Indian grey hornbill Long-tailed jaeger
Black-bellied sandgrouse Nilgiri wood pigeon
Lord Derby's parakeet Lesser cuckoo
Rock eagle-owl Indian nightjar
Brown-backed needletail Stork-billed kingfisher
Blue-tailed bee-eater Malabar pied hornbill
Bronze-winged jacana Greater painted-snipe
Narcondam hornbill Pied kingfisher
House swift Mottled wood owl
Vernal hanging parrot Grey-bellied cuckoo

1.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonymorris/20565711415/ (cropped)
Author: Tony Morris | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/18/17
2.Picture source: http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/10880 (cropped)
Author: John Manger, CSIRO | License: CC BY 3.0
3.Picture source: http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/11070 (cropped)
Author: John Manger, CSIRO | License: CC BY 3.0
4.Picture source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Esacus_magnirostris_-_Beach_stone-curlew_Qld.jpg (cropped)
Author: Summerdrought | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Picture source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Beach_Thick-knee_Inskip_Pt2.JPG (cropped)
Author: Aviceda | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
6.Picture source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Esacus_giganteus_-Daintree,_Queensland,_Australia-8_(1).jpg (cropped)
Author: Greg Schechter | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/19/17
7.Picture source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Esacus_giganteus_-Daintree,_Queensland,_Australia-8_(2).jpg (cropped)
Author: Greg Schechter | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/19/17
8.Picture source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Esacus_giganteus_-Daintree,_Queensland,_Australia-8.jpg (cropped)
Author: Greg Schechter | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/19/17
9.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/98155826@N08/9221565667/ (cropped)
Author: KR ADVENTURES | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/18/17
10.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonymorris/20556773892/ (cropped)
Author: Tony Morris | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/18/17
Current topic in Birds of India: Beach thick-knee (Esacus magnirostris) pictures.
Contact State Tourism or travel agents for bird watching and wildlife tours.