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Bush Stone-curlew

Burhinus grallarius

Description:

The Stone-curlews, also known as Dikkops or Thick-knees, consist of nine species within the family Burhinidae, and are found throughout the tropical and temperate parts of the world, with two species found in Australia. Despite the group being classified as waders, most species have a preference for arid or semi-arid habitats. They are largely nocturnal, particularly when singing their loud wailing songs, which are reminiscent of true curlews.



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2 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks Alice. Put the last one, first! The family had 2 small babies, so cute, and were always around the house.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Cool series, especially like the last picture.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

4881, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -16.82, Long: 145.64

Spotted on Nov 8, 2012
Submitted on Nov 10, 2012

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