Scientific name:

Burhinus capensis


Stone Curlews - Spotted Thick-knee


Spotted Thick-knee Fact File

Distribution: Africa: Widespread

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Four

B. c. maculosus – Senegal to Somalia south to northern Uganda and northern Kenya

B. c. dodsoni – coastal Somalia and Saudi Arabia

B. c. capensis – southern Kenya to South Africa, west from Zambia to Angola

B. c. damarensis – Namibia, Botswana and western South Africa

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Barry Madden