Great Thick-knee

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A thick-headed, massive-billed plover. Greyish sandy above, white below, with a distinctly upturned-looking black and yellow bill, and enormous yellowish 'goggle' eyes with white spectacle-markings around them. Largely crepuscular and nocturnal. Spends the day drowsing in the full glare of sun on some baking hot sheet rock on a riverbed.

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Great Thick-knee in flight
Great Thick-knee, Ramnagar
Great Thick-knee, Ramnagar
Great Thick-knee, Ramnagar

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