Peruvian thick-knee

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Peruvian thick-knee
Peruvian Thick-knee RWD3.jpg
Jacksonville, Zoo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Burhinidae
Genus: Burhinus
Species: B. superciliaris
Binomial name
Burhinus superciliaris
(Tschudi, 1843)

The Peruvian thick-knee (Burhinus superciliaris) is a species of bird in the Burhinidae family. It is found in Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and pastureland. Ironically, it is known for its very thin legs. It feeds on small insects and grains.


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