Bush Stone Curlew - Burhinus grallarius

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'Bush Stone Curlew - Burhinus grallarius'

Bush Stone Curlew - Burhinus grallarius

[Public Domain] 4 Jul 2005 Dylan O'Donnell
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These ground-dwelling birds were common throughout much of Australia, but through habitat loss and predation from cats and foxes, their numbers are dwindling although they are easier to find up North. The Bush Stone Curlew gets most of it food on the ground including insects, molluscs, small lizards, seeds and even small mammals. They will rarely travel much further than the immediate vicinity of the nest site while breeding and their courtship dance is a unique display of ”stamping”.

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