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

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
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).

References:
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.


Aves > Charadriiformes > Burhinidae > Esacus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Esacus recurvirostris (Cuvier, 1829) – Great Thick-knee. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/944/Esacus-recurvirostris
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