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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Water Dikkop

Only found along the eastern shores and extreme north-eastern regions.
Mainly solitary but seen as pairs when breeding in the summer season.

Active at night but groups can be seen standing on the edges of water during the day.

Average 2 eggs per clutch which incubated in about 24 days.
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa

1 comment:

Jo said...

Lovely images, Joan. Grant and I followed the progress of a family of Spotted Thick-knee here on the mine in the late summer of 2013. We saw Senegal Thick-knee on the banks of Lake Baringo (Great Rift Valley, Kenya) while we lived there and also came across two eggs in a hollow between the rocks. Mostly here in Tanzania, we photograph Spotted Thick-knee on our night drives through the mine. All the best for 2014. Jo