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Spotted thick-knees live in pairs or in small family groups and are mostly territorial. They literally get their name from their „thick knees“, which stand out for all species in this family. The name has stuck, even though it is not so much the knees, but more the intertarsal leg joints that are referred to here.
|Classification||Order: Charadriiformes; family: stone-curlews (thickknees)|
|Diet||Mainly insects, but also small amphibians, molluscs,|
crustaceans and seeds
|Habitat||Savannahs, scrublands and semi-deserts|
|Reproduction||2 eggs, incubation period ca. 24 days, starting with the|