On my last visit to the Andaman Islands in February 2018, one bird was high on my “to see and photograph” list.
The Beach Thick-knee, also known as the Beach Stone-curlew Esacus neglectus, is a large, ground-dwelling bird found in the islands of Southeast Asia and Australia. Even though the species is seen across a widespread area, it is considered to be near-threatened and is quite uncommon across most of its range. It is vulnerable to human interference, predation and degradation of coastlines.
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