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Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Burhinidae - Burhinus - Burhinus bistriatus

Species Description
The Double-striped Thick-knee is a bird native to Central and South America. It is a medium-sized bird averaging about 50 cm long and weighs three quarters of a kilogram. The Double-striped Thick-knee eats large insects and other small invertebrates and vertebrates. The Double-striped Thick-knee can fly, but often uses crouching and camouflage to avoid predation. This bird is nocturnal and is sometimes semi-domesticated because of its insect controlling properties.
Skeletal Elements Available

Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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