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Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis) Buffels Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. Mar 30, 2016. Burhinus capensis,Fall,Geotagged,South Africa,Spotted Thick-knee Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis)

Buffels Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. Mar 30, 2016.

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  1. What a great picture - I love how you've captured the bird with such clarity yet kept the background in enough focus that we can appreciate the bird's natural camouflage . Very nice indeed. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! It was a fun encounter too. I was just walking along the foreshore with some friends, and suddenly noticed these 4 thick-knees, maybe 10 meters away, perfectly camouflaged in this little strip of greenery right by the road. They were obviously pretty accustomed to humans (I actually saw thick-knees of both species just hanging out in gardens in various places of the Eastern Cape), and possibly relying too much on their camouflage. So I was able to get really close and snap a lot of photos. When we walked back a couple hours later, they hadn't moved at all! Posted 2 months ago

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The Spotted Thick-knee also known as the Spotted Dikkop or Cape Thick-knee, is a stone-curlew in the family Burhinidae.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jul 28, 2016. Captured Mar 30, 2016 14:51 in 81 Galjoen St, Buffels Bay, 6571, South Africa.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/9.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm