Burhinus nanus Brodkorb, 1959

New Providence double-striped thick-knee



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Burhinus bistriatus nanus Brodkorb, 1959


Originally described as a new species, it was relegated to subspecific status by (Olson & Hilgartner, 1982). However, it was most recenty treated as a full species by (Steadman & Franklin, 2020)


Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene (Steadman & Franklin, 2020:Table 3)



Abaco, Andros, Grand Turk, Long Island, Middle Caicos & New Providence, Bahamas


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: UF 3154






Original scientific description:

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1959). Pleistocene Birds from New Providence Island, Bahamas. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 4(11): 349-371.


Other references:

Howard, H. 1971. Quaternary avian remains from Dark Canyon Cave, New Mexico. Condor 73(2): 237-240.

Olson, Storrs L. and Hilgartner, William B. (1982). Fossil and Subfossil Birds from the Bahamas, pp. 22-56. In: Olson, Storrs L. (ed). Fossil vertebrates from the Bahamas. Smithsonian Contributions to Palaeobiology, No. 48: 1-68.

Oswald, Jessica A. and Steadman, David W. (2018). The late Quaternary bird community of New Providence, Bahamas. The Auk 135(2): 359-377. [Abstract]

Steadman, David W. and Franklin, Janet. (2020). Bird populations and species lost to Late Quaternary environmental change and human impact in the Bahamas. PNAS. doi/10.1073/pnas.2013368117 [Supplementary Information]

Suárez, William. (2022). Catalogue of Cuban fossil and subfossil birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 142(1): 10-74.


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