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Dikkops, also known as stone-curlews or thick-knees, consist of nine species within the family Burhinidae, and are found throughout the tropical and temperate parts of the world, with two species found in Australia.

Despite the group being classified as waders, most species have a preference for arid or semi-arid habitats.

They are medium to large birds with strong black or yellow black bills, large yellow eyes - which give them a reptilian appearance - and cryptic plumage.

They are largely nocturnal, particularly when singing their loud wailing songs, which are reminiscent of curlews.

The diet consists mainly of insects and other invertebrates. Larger species will also take lizards and even small mammals.

Most species are sedentary but the Eurasian stone-curlew is a summer migrant in the temperate European part of its range, wintering in Africa.

The ten living species are:

*Eurasian stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)
*Indian stone-curlew (Burhinus indicus)
*Senegal thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis)
*Water thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus)
*Spotted thick-knee (Burhinus capensis)
*Double-striped thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus)
*Peruvian thick-knee (Burhinus superciliaris)
*Bush stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius)
*Great stone-curlew (Esacus recurvirostris)
*Beach stone-curlew (Esacus magnirostris)

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