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Beach Stone Curlew

Esacus neglectus


56cm. Listed as Vulnerable in Queensland under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, but is not listed under Commonwealth legislation. Critically Endangered in NSW under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act)


Mudflats and sandflats of open undisturbed beaches, islands and reefs, preferably with estuaries or mangroves nearby.


Reminds me of Michael Leunig's little duck :)

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kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

A special event when you see one of these birds in the wild. The call is eerie, loud wailing, but intriguing. The resting pose allows it to keep an eye on what's around when not settled enough to take full resting position enabling quick full rise to escape predators, also allows air flow when conditions are warm; as many creatures rest in unusual manner it is a bit like yoga with humans.

Chicquita 8 years ago

I am hoping someone could explain it to us, Sachin Zaveri?

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Nice spotting & Interesting setting pose, here is same pattern of Red-wattled Lapwing

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Doonside, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Mar 4, 2013
Submitted on Mar 13, 2013

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