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Bush Stone-curlew (family)

Burhinus grallarius


This family of Bush Stone-curlews comprised of 2 adults and 2 juveniles. They could not have found a more urban setting - a car park outside a church, along a busy main road, in a very seedy section of Brisbane city. The juvenile birds were much small than the adults. Info on the species can be found at the reference links.


A car park along a busy main road in Brisbane city.


I was attending the funeral of a dear friend who had passed away the week prior, and was waiting for a sign from nature that her spirit was nearby. Sure enough, this Curlew family was spotted outside the church where the service was being held. Three magpies were also caroling at home, and two kookaburras were laughing outside the church. The appearance of all was very timely. That's good enough for me.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Thanks, KD. I'll check out you spotting, and I appreciate your best wishes :-)

kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

A beautiful photo you've taken of some special creatures in place not usually expected. Neil, I'm not aware of your loss but sending you good wishes. I've posted some new Jabiru images for you to look at next time you're browsing.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Thanks, Ava. Their appearance was very timely.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

I'm sorry for your loss, Neil. I'm glad the Curlew family came to comfort you.

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 7, 2015
Submitted on Feb 9, 2015

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