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Senegal Thick-knee

Burhinus senegalensis (Swainson, 1837)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Patrick Franke 2012-05-02 28.531, 30.673, Minya (Egypt) (40 m) contact call (A) - background: traffic & anthropogenic noise, dom. dog 103697
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Peter Boesman 2015-12-16 Lake Awassa, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (Ethiopia) call - [sono] 300018
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2016-01-30 Diakhanor, Palmarin, Fatick, Fatick (Senegal) (0 m) song -

At least two birds calling at dawn

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

301960
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2016-08-05 Almadies, Ngor, Dakar, Dakar (Senegal) (10 m) song -

Single bird calling while sitting on our roof, then calling in flight (0:50)

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

330304
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Mike Nelson 07-03-10 Mole National Park, Ghana, Northern (Ghana) (200 m) song (A) - Several birds early morning at the waterhole seen from Mole Motel, same song heard during the day and frequent at dusk 46056
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2018-09-04 Almadies, Ngor, Dakar, Dakar (Senegal) (10 m) song -

Calling from a rooftop shortly before dawn

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

434111
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Peter Boesman 2018-06-22 Janjanbureh, Janjanbureh, Central River, Central River (Gambia) (10 m) call - [sono] 425450
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2014-05-10 Bango, Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis (Senegal) (0 m) song -

Calling at dusk

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

177995
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Phil Gregory 2017-04-10 Mole National Park, Ghana, Northern (Ghana) (460 m) Voices, call, flight call -

The dawn calls of the Senegal Thick-knees from Mole Lodge waterhole

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

367154
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2015-04-05 Gandiol area, Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis (Senegal) (0 m) alarm call -

One of several birds resting on the edge of the mudflat, alarming because of my presence

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

234764
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Joost van Bruggen 2018-10-20 Kombo East, West Coast Region, Western (Gambia) (10 m) call -

a group of 8-10 birds of wich two were calling when they saw me..

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

440714
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Peter Boesman 2018-06-22 Janjanbureh, Janjanbureh, Central River, Central River (Gambia) (10 m) call - [sono] 425449
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Peter Boesman 2015-12-16 Lake Awassa, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (Ethiopia) call - [sono] 300017
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2015-05-09 Almadies, Ngor, Dakar, Dakar (Senegal) (10 m) song -

2-3 presumed breeders calling more excitedly, and later in the morning (usually nocturnal) than usual

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

241114
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Peter Boesman 2018-06-20 Farasutu Forest, Western (Gambia) (10 m) call - [sono] 425334
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Andrew Spencer 2014-12-16 Baro River, 3 km east of Gambela, Gambela Peoples (Ethiopia) (440 m) call -

calls from a single bird at close range along the edge of a large river.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

277979
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Andrew Spencer 2015-01-12 Gibe Gorge, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (Ethiopia) (1600 m) call -

calls from one of a pair of birds perched long a small side stream off a large river, given as I approached and it flew a short distance.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

277980
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis P. C. Rasmussen 23 Jun 2009 Ethiopia: Afar Region; Awash National Park, campsite along river (8.85, 40.0) , Ethiopia (Ethiopia) (950 m) calls - quality: good 4391
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2015-11-27 Palmarin, Fatick, Fatick (Senegal) (2 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

292594
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2017-06-17 Toubakouta, Fatick, Fatick (Senegal) (0 m) song -

At least two birds calling at dusk, on edge of mangrove

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

376012
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Oscar Campbell 2019-04-03 Gibe Gorge, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (Ethiopia) (1600 m) call -

One calling from shady river bank.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

473977
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Guido O. Keijl 2015-01-23 Gurage, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (Ethiopia) (1100 m) alarm call -

Call of a bird accidentally flushed from a river bank. In the background a common sandpiper singing.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

294953
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2015-04-28 Almadies, Ngor, Dakar, Dakar (Senegal) (10 m) call -

Calling from nearby wasteland, where they likely breed. Recorded from my lounge window.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

237646
xeno-canto.org
Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Bram Piot 2019-05-17 Kafountine, Bignona, Ziguinchor, Ziguinchor (Senegal) (2 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

475332
xeno-canto.org
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