Scientific Name:

Burhinus oedicnemus


Photograph: Eurasian Stone-curlew


Eurasian Stone-curlew Fact File

Distribution: western and south-western Europe

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Five

B. o. oedicnemus – western and southern Europe to the Balkans, Ukraine and Caucasus

B. o. distinctus – western Canary Islands

B. o. insularum – eastern Canary Islands

B. o. saharae – northern Africa and the Mediterranean islands to Iraq and Iran

B. o. harterti – western Kazakhstan to Pakistan and north-western India

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Current conservation efforts






With thanks to the following photographers: Allan Archer; Barry Madden

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