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Bush Stone-Curlew

Burhinus grallarius

Description:

Mainly nocturnal and specialises in hunting small grassland animals: frogs, spiders, insects, molluscs, crustaceans, snakes, lizards and small mammals. Its call sounds like a wail or a scream in the night. When threatened they may raise their wings wide in an impressive threat posture and emit a loud, hoarse hissing noise.

Habitat:

Open wooded rangelands, edges of forest and watercourses.

Notes:

This little guy has been living for the the last five years in the gardens outside my work which happens to be an industrial area. It disappears for about four months each year around January – May time. He also has a mate that lives in a garden about 50 meters up the road.

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4 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 8 years ago

In the house! A wonderful visitor to have!

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Gary Leong
Gary Leong 8 years ago

nice; it must be very comfortable with you to walk in to your place :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Nice neighbor!

GlennK
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GlennK

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 17, 2013
Submitted on Oct 17, 2013

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