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A large-eyed ploverlike bird with mottled brownish plumage, inhabiting open stony or sandy country.Also called stone curlew
- ‘The beach thick-knee is gray-brown on the back and pale on the belly.’
- ‘Ironically, the Spotted Dikkop has proven to be the only thick-knee I've not seen in the world.’
- ‘Cape thick-knees mate for life and are protective parents, nesting in a shallow scrape next to a small landmark.’
- ‘Shore bird numbers are declining, he says, particularly among oystercatchers, red-capped dotterels and beach thick-knees.’
- ‘Stone curlews - now called thick-knees - glare at you in basilisk manner, spurt stiffly a few yards and then glare at you again, surprised that you're still there.’
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