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Eurasian stone-curlew

Burhinus oedicnemus

Description:

"It is a medium-sized wader with a strong yellow and black beak, large yellow eyes, and cryptic plumage. The bird is striking in flight, with black and white wing markings."

Habitat:

The stone curlew occurs throughout Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia. It is a summer migrant in the more temperate European and Asian parts of its range, wintering in Africa.

Notes:

Spotted at the Pairi Daïza park.

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11 Comments

cedautinger
cedautinger 3 years ago

Thank you for the identification, I've updated the info ;)

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 3 years ago

'Thirded' isn't a word, but I agree! :) And I love the photo - the expression is fantastic!

Liam
Liam 3 years ago

Eurasian Stone-Curlew seconded. :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 3 years ago

I thin Carolina got it perfectly...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Eurasia...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 3 years ago

I never seen this one... but its legs are matching with the one Alice...hinted..!!

sttweets
sttweets 3 years ago

@alicelongmartin & @AshishNimkar We don't have wild Roadrunners here in Western Europe (unfortunately)

sttweets
sttweets 3 years ago

Was this bird spotted in the wild, or in some kind of zoo? A part of the bird makes me think of a pheasant, but then it should have a shorter and curved beak I think.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 3 years ago

May be juvenile Roadrunner bluish legs..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 3 years ago

I love its look in second picture... Great expressions..!!

Carolina
Carolina 3 years ago

Maybe a young Eurasian stone-curlew?

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 3 years ago

Looks related to our Road Runner!

Région wallonne, Belgium

Lat: 50.58, Long: 3.89

Spotted on Jul 30, 2011
Submitted on Aug 12, 2011

Spotted for mission

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