Thick-knees (Burhinidae)
Thick-knees are well-camouflaged birds in shades of brown and buff. They frequent bare, stony ground and are generally both secretive and crepuscular. For such a large bird their camouflage is remarkably effective, and is enhanced by their habit of standing stock-still to avoid detection. They have long, walking legs and in flight show white wing patches.
One species breeds in Europe.