Burhinus capensis, the Spotted Thicknee or Dikkop

Author: Herman van Bon Photography

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5 thoughts on “Burhinus capensis, the Spotted Thicknee or Dikkop”

  1. Herman, LOL! >>> you’ve get a grip on your bird identifications! These are certainly not Lapwing, which are in the plover family; these are Stone Curlews aka Thicknees, in another family altogether, and I THINK this is Burhinus capensis, the Spotted Thicknee or Dikkop. Adrian 🙂


      1. Herman, much as I’d like to, I’m afraid I can’t help you much here because I’ve no idea what books you have available down there in RSA now. An example of a book with good illustrations is “Birds of East Africa” 2011 by Stevenson and Fanshawe but this will show different species and races to RSA. Your best bet is to ask an experienced RSA birder which is the best current RSA guide, incl the one with the most accurate pictures.


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