Esacus recurvirostris (Cuvier, 1829) - Great Thick-knee

Subspecies in India

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

 

 

 

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This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of plains in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. This species has gone under possible extinction in Laos (BirdLife International 2017).

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 and its current global population size is unknown. There are numerous threats to it, including predator attacks by dogs and breeding habitat disturbance due to human encroachments (BirdLife International 2017).
 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka111
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1122
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2112115
BirdLife International 2017. Esacus recurvirostris . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693604A118013237. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22693604A118013237.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Esacus recurvirostris (Cuvier, 1829) – Great 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-recurvirostris, accessed 2024/06/25.