Spotted Thick Knee
|Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal)
|Date Taken: 2012-02-24|
|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|
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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.
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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
- [2013-04-14 2:23]
Nice photo lovely bird. Nice natural colours
and very good details.
Very nice photo of a beautiful bird.
with excellent details.
Regards Ali .