Burhinus vermiculatus   Water Thick-knee  Waterdikkop
Water Thick-knee
Jembisa, Feb 2019

A breeding resident. Uncommon. Occurs widely but sparsely across the Waterberg, always associated with water, either on the margins of larger dams or along the fringes of larger rivers; rare in surrounding thorn savanna (84% in, 16% out; recorded in 16% of the Waterberg pentads); found singly or in pairs; its presence is often detected by hearing its fluted whistling call at dusk. Breeds in early summer.
Water Thick-knee Waterberg distribution
Water Thick-knee
SwebeSwebe Wildlife Sanctuary, Aug 2018
Water Thick-knee in flight
Wydehoek, Nov 2018
Water Thick-knee nest
Wydehoek, Nov 2018

Compare with eggs of Spotted Thick-knee.

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