Monday, April 15, 2019

Indian Stone-Curlew

The Indian stone-curlew or Indian thick-knee is found in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It has a dark stripe bordering a cream color mustache-like stripe below the eye. They have large yellow eyes and are primarily active at night. They have stout yellow legs with thick knees giving them the name "thick-knee." 
Indian stone-curlew
It lays two to three stone-colored eggs in a scrape on bare ground. It is found in dry forest, scrub, stony hillsides and fallow land. I saw only one or two, apparently sitting on nests in Minneriya National Park. 

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