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World-wide, there are nine species of Stone Curlew (also known as Thick-knee or Dikkop). They are found in both tropical and temperate regions. On the Iberian Peninsula, the Eurasian Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) is sedentary but in the rest of Europe it is mainly a summer resident which winters in North Africa. The endemic subspecies Burhinus oedicnemus insularum occurs on the Canary Islands and its cryptic coloration help it blend in very well with the semi desert type habitat on Fuerteventura.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
EURASIAN STONE CURLEW (Burhinus oedicnemus Subspecies B. o. insularum) La Olvia, Fuerteventura, The Canary Islands, Spain
Labels: Aves de España, Birds of Europe, Birds of Spain, Burhinus oedicnemus insularum, España, Eurasian thick-knee, Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias, La Olvia, shorebird, Spain, The Canary Islands, wader