03 April, 2011

Peruvian Thick-knee

Scientific Name: Burhinus superciliaris

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status
Range / Habitat: Lowland pasture and grassland in Chile, Ecuador, Peru

Field Notes: Plover-sized bird of the prairie. Overall brown with large blue eye, thin blue legs with prominent knee, and distinctive black swath above eye.

Personal Notes: Seen at the Minnesota Zoo

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