Scientific Name:

Burhinus vermiculatus


Water Thick-knee


Water Thick-knee Fact File

Distribution: Africa: south-eastern and south-central

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Two

B. v. buettikoferi – Liberia to Gabon

B. v. vermiculatus – Democratic Republic of Congo to Somalia and South Africa

Current conservation efforts





All photographs by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest