This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of plains in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. This species has gone under possible extinction in Laos (BirdLife International 2017). Conservation Status:
According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current global population size is unknown. There are numerous threats to it, including predator attacks by dogs and breeding habitat disturbance due to human encroachments (BirdLife International 2017).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Esacus recurvirostris (Cuvier, 1829) – Great Thick-knee. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/944/Esacus-recurvirostris
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