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The great thick-knee (Esacus recurvirostris) belongs to the family Burhinidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Great thick-knee behavior

The species Esacus recurvirostris have large eyes giving them a reptilian appearance. They are mainly nocturnal or crepuscular. However, they have been observed to forage also during the day. With their large bills they overturn stones to find prey. They also dig for prey in the sand.

They have cryptic plumage, providing them camouflage with gravel, sandy, shingle banks along rivers, large lakes, and also beaches. These species make harsh wailing calls, given mainly at night, as with other birds in this family.

The courtship consists of short runs, skips and leaps together with repeated wails and screams. The chicks are precocial and nidifugous and have cryptic down feathers. When threatened, the chicks will crouch, drop down head and stretched out neck.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Esacus recurvirostris
Species:E. recurvirostris
Genus:Esacus
Subfamily:-
Family:Burhinidae
Order:Charadriiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
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Photos
Great thick-knee - Esacus recurvirostris
1.Photo of Great thick-knee
Esacus recurvirostris by Swardeepak

Great thick-knee - Esacus recurvirostris
2.Photo of Great thick-knee
Esacus recurvirostris by Dr. Raju Kasambe

Great thick-knee - Esacus recurvirostris
3.Photo of Great thick-knee
Esacus recurvirostris by Thimindu

Esacus recurvirostris
4.Photo of Great thick-knee
Esacus recurvirostris by Dr. Raju Kasambe

Esacus recurvirostris
5.Photo of Great thick-knee
Esacus recurvirostris by L. Shyamal

Esacus recurvirostris
6.Photo of Great thick-knee
Esacus recurvirostris by L. Shyamal

Esacus recurvirostris
7.Esacus recurvirostris by Cyndy Sims Parr

Esacus recurvirostris
8.Esacus recurvirostris by Dhruvaraj S

Esacus recurvirostris
9.Esacus recurvirostris by David Cook

Esacus recurvirostris
10.Esacus recurvirostris by Mike Prince

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1.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Great_Thick-knee.jpg (cropped)
Author: Swardeepak | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
2.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stone-curlew_or_Great_Thick-knee_Esacus_recurvirostris_by_Dr._Raju_Kasambe_DSCN6448_(13).jpg (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
3.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thimindu_2009_09_27_Yala_Stone_Curlew_2.JPG (cropped)
Author: Thimindu | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
4.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stone-curlew_or_Great_Thick-knee_Esacus_recurvirostris_by_Dr._Raju_Kasambe_DSCN6448_(9).jpg (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Esacus_recurvirostris3.jpg (cropped)
Author: L. Shyamal | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
6.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Esacus_recurvirostris1.jpg (cropped)
Author: L. Shyamal | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
7.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Esacus_recurvirostris_-Ranganathittu_Bird_Sanctuary,_Karnataka,_India-8.jpg (cropped)
Author: Cyndy Sims Parr | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 6/15/17
8.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhruvaraj/2975557154/ (cropped)
Author: Dhruvaraj S | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/15/17
9.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kookr/4621283262/ (cropped)
Author: David Cook | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/15/17
10.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeprince/23349495660/ (cropped)
Author: Mike Prince | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/15/17
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