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Spotted Thick Knee

Spotted Thick Knee
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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-04-13 18:04
Viewed: 1998
Points: 5
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From Kruger National Park

The Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis) also known as the Spotted Dikkop or Cape Thick-knee, is a stone-curlew in the family Burhinidae.

The spotted thick-knee, which can reach up to 18 inches in height, has long legs and a brown-and-white speckled coat. It ranges widely through sub-Saharan Africa, where it occupies dry grasslands and savannas. The spotted dikkop's brown, spotted feathers provide camouflage, making it difficult to spot in the grasslands where it lives.

The species hunts exclusively on the ground, feeding on insects, small mammals and lizards. It also nests on the ground, lining a scrape with grasses, feathers, pebbles and twigs. The female typically lays two eggs, and males and females rear offspring together, with both bringing food back to the nest. The birds will even fake injuries to lead predators away from the nest.

Source: Wikipedia

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Nice image but looks a bit dark to me. The image is sharp with natural colors. I have done a WS on this hope you don't mind


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-14 2:23]

Hi Sujoy,
Nice photo lovely bird. Nice natural colours
and very good details.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Sujoy
Very nice photo of a beautiful bird.
good colours
with excellent details.
Regards Ali .

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