(297) 43 cm; 465 g
Overall spotted appearance, and large yellow eyes distinctive.
Likely only to be confused with Water Thick-knee, but lacks greyish
wing panel and thin white wing bar.
to ad but more streaked above.
common resident and largely nocturnal. Gregarious in flocks of up
to 40-50 birds in non-br season.
stony open savanna and grassland; also occurs in urban parks and
gardens, and on beaches.
insects, especially beetles and termites.
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Nest a simple scrape in almost bare ground, usually adjacent to
debris or plants.
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