Great Thick Knee


Hindi name: Bada Karvanak

Great Thick Knee is also called as Great stone-curlew. It is a large wader bird. It is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia. It is nocturnal or crepuscular (animals which are active primarily during twilight are called as crepuscular animals) in nature.

How does the bird appear…

Upper parts and breast are grey-brown. Under parts are white. Face shows black and white pattern. Bill is black with yellow at base. Eyes are yellow. Legs are dull greenish-yellow.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found along banks of river, large lakes and also at beaches.


It feeds on crustaceans, insects and also on eggs of other birds.

Breeding & Nesting

Breeding period is between February-July in India. It lays a single egg in scrape on open a mass of small rounded pebbles.

It is a Near Threatened species.


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