Spotted Thick-Knee Chick – Burhinus capensis

Three weeks ago, I reported on a newly hatched chick –

Photographed on 8 January.
Photographed on 8 January.

I am pleasantly surprised  to see how much it has grown, strutting quite confidently on sturdy little legs –

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Photographed today, 27 January.
It's legs are nearly as long as it's parents.
It’s legs are nearly as long as it’s parents.
Thick knees come in useful for sitting on!
Thick knees come in useful for sitting on!

It’s amazing that the parents have raised this chick here in the middle of a grass lawn which is regularly mown.

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15 thoughts on “Spotted Thick-Knee Chick – Burhinus capensis

  1. i agree; your photos are always captivating!
    i’ll never forget the first time i saw a thick-knee in costa rica. i ws driving down a primitive road w/towering trees on each side, and that odd little bird kept darting ahead of me, then it would stop.. then dart.. then stop.

    your photos are great, and i love that cute little bird!

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