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

Taxonomic Notes:

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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Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Esacus magnirostris (Vieillot, 1818) – Beach 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/945/Esacus-magnirostris
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