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Double-striped Thick-knee

(Burhinus bistriatus)

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Large brownish shorebird with noticeably large head with big yellow eyes; black stripe and white stripe above eye; brownish streaked chest; white belly; long yellow legs; shortish bill; 50cm (20 in). (Alcaraván Americano).


Low elevations over northern Pacific slope; found in pastures, fields, grasslands, cleared areas; night active.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus), Costa Rica