Bush Stone Curlew

Burhinus magnirostris

Threatened Species

The Bush Stone Curlew is a long-legged ground-dwelling bird weighing between 625g (female) and 670g (male).  The Brush Stone Curlew lives and breeds in sparse grassy eucalypt woodlands.



Both parents help incubate and raise their young

The Curlew forages at night and lives on a diet of insects, mollusks, crustaceans, spiders, lizards and small snakes. 







During the day the Curlew crouches on the ground and is extremely well camouflaged.  They hide behind logs and freeze when approached rather that fly away.   They are volnurable to cat, dog and fox attacks. Another cause for their decline is habitat destruction.


























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All native birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are proteced under the Wildlife Act 1975, they may not be captured or harmed in any way without an authority issued under the Wildlife Act.