This cute but with-attitude bird was lying on the sand on Desert Dome in Omaha’s famous zoo – Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska. Since it is a desert bird, it’s color easily camouflages with the sand to hide itself from the enemy. And look at those long tender legs !!
Info From Wikipedia (Creative Commons):
The spotted thick-knee, which can reach up to 18 inches in height, has long legs and a brown-and-white speckled coat. It ranges widely through sub-Saharan Africa, where it occupies dry grasslands and savannas. The spotted dikkop’s brown, spotted feathers provide camouflage, making it difficult to spot in the grasslands where it lives. The species hunts exclusively on the ground, feeding on insects, small mammals and lizards. It also nests on the ground, lining a scrape with grasses, feathers, pebbles and twigs. The female typically lays two eggs, and males and females rear offspring together, with both bringing food back to the nest. The birds will even fake injuries to lead predators away from the nest.