Esacus magnirostris (Vieillot, 1818) - Beach Thick-knee

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Beach Stone-curlew and Australian Stone Plover.

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)
 

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This uncommon species is also known as the Beach Stone-curlew and Australian Stone Plover. It inhabits beaches of marine coastal and intertidal regions in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, and Vanuatu. It feeds mainly on crustaceans and marine invertebrates (BirdLife International 2016). 


Conservation Status:  

 

 

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated as approx. 4,000 individuals. The threats to its persistence include human encroachment and predator attacks by mammals (BirdLife International 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1
BirdLife International 2016. Esacus magnirostris . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728621A94992570. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22728621A94992570.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Esacus magnirostris (Vieillot, 1818) – Beach Thick-knee. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/esacus-magnirostris, accessed 2024/06/25.