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Spotted Dikkop
Burhinus capensis

Habitat: Sub-Saharan Africa

Range: African countries

Natural Diet: Insects, lizards and small mammals

Status In The Wild:
Common (Least Concern)

Animal Facts

This species is classified as a wader but it lives in arid and semi-arid regions. They have strong black bills and these birds are approximately 18 inches in height. The spotted dikkop's feathers are brownish-white with black speckles making easy to camouflage from their predators. Their nests are small depressions in the soil. The female lays two eggs in a clutch. Both parents take care of their chicks.


Micke Grove Zoo houses a pair in the Gardner Mediterranean Aviary

Distributional map in Africa