Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Thick-knees :: Spotted Thick-knee
Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis
Described by: Lichtenstein (1823)
Alternate common name(s): Cape Thick-knee, Cape Dikkop
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeUnforested Africa s. of the Sahara.
S. Arabia; Main population in Africa with two small isolated populations in s. Arabia;
(1) Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, s. Niger, Togo, Benin, n. Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic and Lake Chad.
(2) C. and s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti.
(3) The Dahlak Archipelago in the Red Sea off n. Ethiopia.
(4) Sw. and e. Arabia and n. Somalia.
(5) Angola, s. and e. Zaire, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe s. to South Africa (Cape Province).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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