Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus


Barros, C. 1995. [Contribution to the study of the biology and ecology of the Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus in La Serena, Badajoz.] (PhD Thesis). Facultad de Biologia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Batten, L. A., Bibby, C. J., Clement, P., Elliott, G. D., and Porter, R. F. 1990. Red data birds in Britain: action for rare, threatened and important species. T. and A. D. Poyser, London.

BirdLife International. 2004. Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

EBCC. 2015. Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme. Available at:

Green, R. E. 1988. Stone Curlew conservation.: 30-33.

Hume, R. and Kirwan, G.M. 2013. Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Snow, D.W.; Perrins, C.M. 1998. The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Tucker, G.M.; Heath, M.F. 1994. Birds in Europe: Their Conservation Status. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Wetlands International. 2015. Waterbird Population Estimates. Available at: (Accessed: 17/09/2015).

Further resources

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Burhinus oedicnemus. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021.