The double-striped thick-knee measures 45 to 50 cm. The head is voluminous, with large eyes that are yellow as their legs, the beak is yellowish with a black tip. The legs are long, the feet are small, and the bill is short and thick. The face, neck and chest are grayish-brown in color, the throat and abdomen are whitish, while the tail is brown.
This species is monogamous, where the male performs the entire incubation. The nest is made in an area scraped on the ground. It is common to put 2 eggs and the incubation period is at least 27 days. Reproduction has been recorded from February to March.
The double-striped thick-knee eats large insects and other small vertebrate and invertebrate prey.
A resident breeder in Central and South America from southern Mexico to Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil.
They are a species that usually use open environments such as savannas and pastures.
There are few factors that negatively affect the species. IUCN Red List: Least concern.