Double-striped Thick-Knee
Burhinus bistriatus
The Double-striped Thick-Knee (Burhinus bistriatus) is found from southern Mexico, southward into Venezuela and Brazil. It is a species of open grasslands and feeds primarily on insects. The first photo shown here was taken at on the llanos of Venezuela in December, 1987. The next two shots, also from the llanos of Venezuela, were taken in April, 1992, with a Canon T-90 and FD 400mm F/4.5 lens. All three shots were taken on Kodachrome 200 film. The species often squats down on the ground as shown in the 2nd image, so sometimes they are hard to see. The species is often active at night.