The spotted thick-knee or dikkop (the Afrikaners and the English disagree about which part of the bird is thick…) always looks kind of sleepy. Its plumage gives excellent camouflage in the long grass, so it can be hard to spot this bird. At night, the bird becomes active and starts to hunt for whatever it can find on the ground: insects, lizards, and even small mammals.
Tag: spotted dikkop
When it’s Monday and the weekend wasn’t long enough…
A not really awake spotted thick-knee photographed in Rietvlei Nature Reserve.