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Sternum (Breast Bone) of a Burhinus capensis (Spotted Thick-knee)


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Species Description
The Spotted Thick-Knee (also known as the Spotted Dikkop) is a small, terrestrial bird found in the African savannahs south of the Sahara. They subsist primarily on insects, which are hawked aerially or taken from the ground; they will also eat other invertebrates and small amphibians on occasion. They are agile runners and fast, direct fliers. The Spotted Thick-Knee usually mates for life, and lays its eggs on the ground, in a small scrape lined with grass and leaves.

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Sternum (Breast Bone)
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