GREAT STONE-CURLEW Esacus recurvirostris

Found from Iran to South-east Asia, but nowhere particularly numerous, it has taken us several trips to get decent photos, these being from Sri Lanka. One of only two Esacus stone-curlews which are both similar but distinct from all others. Over the years (and field guides) it has been known by various names, including Great Thicknee and Great Stone-plover, I wonder how long this name will last?

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