French: Oedicnème du Sénégal German: Senegaltriel Spanish: Alcaraván senegalés
Senegambia E through Nigeria and Central African Republic to Sudan, whence N to Egypt, E to Ethiopia and S to NW Kenya.
32–38 cm; 306–362 g. No known differences between the sexes and all plumages similar irrespective of season. Very similar to both B. oedicnemus (which... read more
Sings mainly at dusk and dawn, but also at any time of night, especially if moonlit. Considered to... read more
Damp, muddy riversides to sandy ridges, extensive grassy flats beside rivers, lagoons or even... read more
Food and feeding
Small invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, molluscs and small rodents. Mainly nocturnal and exclusively terrestrial feeder. Forages by... read more
Season varies, but usually breeds before rains in areas with seasonal rainfall, when river levels are low, exposing suitable banks and... read more
Mostly sedentary but seasonal movements in parts of W Africa related to flooding and drought, both... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common and shows ability to survive well in areas populated by man, although few solid data available. Common in ... read more
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