Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Thick Knee

Thick-Knee, any bird of the genus OEdicnemus of the Bustard family, distinguished from the true Bustards by the bill being longer and the wings more pointed. There are about a dozen species widely distributed. The single European species, the Common Thick-knee (OE. crepitans), visits Britain in summer, The male is about 17 inches long, with brown plumage, mottled with black and white.