BUSH STONE-CURLEW

Bush Stone-Curlew

Burhinus grallarius
Burhinidae

 

There are plenty of these guys around nesting in Cairns at the moment. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a protective parent?

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Bush Stone-Curlew
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Bush Stone-Curlew
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Bush Stone-Curlew
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Bush Stone-Curlew
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Bush Stone-Curlew
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Bush Stone-Curlew
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Bush Stone-Curlew

 

‘If Bush Stone-curlews are nearby you may hear their eerie, high-pitched wailing at night. This ghost-like call is their contact call, and may be given by several birds in a chorus. Rendered as weer-lo, it is repeated four or five times, sometimes culminating in a trilled, screeching crescendo. It is sometimes also heard during the day, when stone-curlews are usually inactive, standing quietly in the shade with their eyes half-closed, or squatting on the ground where their cryptic plumage makes them difficult to see among the leaf litter.’

Birdlife Australia

 

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Bush Stone-Curlew

 

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