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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Burhinidae.


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  • Among the bird species the following are the commonest: military macaw Ara militaris (VU), rufescent tinamu Crypturellus cinnamomeus, spot‑bellied bobwhite Colinus leucopogon, great curassow Crax rubra, crested guan Penelope purpurascens, blue‑winged teal Anas discors, roseate spoonbill Ajaia ajaja, thick knee Burhinus bistriatus, jabiru Jabiru mycteria (VU), ibis Eudocimus albus and laughing falcon Herpetotheres cachinans.

    Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • It is also essential winter habitat for up to 500,000 overwintering ducks and waterbirds such as teal Anas crecca (160,000), wigeon Anas Penelope (100,000), greylag goose Anser anser (100,000), most of Spain's herons, white stork Ciconia ciconia, stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus and slender-billed gull Larus genei.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • The bustard (Tetrax tetrax) and stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) are still found in some areas.

    Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe

  • There are more than 2,000 flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Cabo de Gata, and the endangered seagulls, Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii) and slender-billed gull (L. Genei), as well as stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) are found in Punta Entinas-Sabinar.

    Southeastern Iberian shrubs and woodlands

  • An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in a collection of Stone curlews (Burhinus oedicnemus) in Dubai

    Wildlife Disease News Digest

  • The Kizilirmak Delta hosts breeding populations of Pelecanus crispus, purple heron (Ardea purpurea), Ciconia nigra, spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), gadwall (Anas strepera), Netta rufina, Aythya nyroca, crane (Grus grus), stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), collared pratincole (Glareola pratincola) and a high number of wintering waterfowls.

    Euxine-Colchic deciduous forests

  • Akyatan Lake, Agyatan Lake and Yumurtalik Lagoon all belong to the same system and support important species such as Marmaronetta angustirostris, black francolin (Francolinus francolinus), purple gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio), stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), spur-winged plover (Hoplopterus spinosus), little tern (Sterna albifrons) and a high number of waterfowl.

    Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests

  • It contains the endemic Furteventura chat (Saxicola dacotiae), and the following endemic bird sub-species: kestrel (Falco tinnunculus dacotiae), houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata fuertaventurae), barn owl (Tyto alba gracilirostris), stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus insularum), and the cream-colored courser (Cursorius cursor bannermani).

    Mediterranean acacia-argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets


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