Bush Stone-curlew photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia.
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BUSH STONE-CURLEW FACTS
The Bush Stone-curlew is a large long-legged bird that is well camouflaged in grey and brown colours. When approached it freezes. Often active at night, when its loud wailing sound can be heard from a long distance. Sometimes seen in the outer suburbs.
Open woodland where it moves amongst groundcover of dead branches, twigs and leaves.
insects, molluscs, small lizards, seeds and occasionally small mammals
Lays 1-3 eggs in a shallow scrape in the ground
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "lower risk/near threatened".
|Common Name:||Bush Stone-curlew|