Bush Stone Curlew~

Whose hiding here?

A mama curlew and her chick, that’s who! (You can see the camouflaged chick in the first photo in the upper right if you look carefully).

Mama quickly proceeded to lead me away from her chick,

like a good protective mama bird.

Bush Stone Curlews are ground dwelling, carnivorous birds native to Australia. They can fly, but rely on concealment to evade predation.

Cheers to you from the clever, camouflaged, curlews~

248 thoughts on “Bush Stone Curlew~

  1. Lovely photo documentary of a wonderful bird. A great mum indeed, a behaviour often seen by all the ground nesting birds. We don’t see the Stone-curlew so often, although we have many of the Sandpipers here in the marshes like the Curlew (Numenius Arquata) and the Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferrugina). Great close-ups, Cindy!

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    • I am more familiar with coastal curlews also, but I have seen the bush ones in Africa and now Australia. They are tough solitary survivors. I was quite impressed with this brave and protective mama დ

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  2. Bonjour ou Bonsoir BELLE CINDY

    Rêve à des jours meilleurs , cela fait partie de notre vie

    Sourie , en pensant au bonheur

    Vie ces instants en écoutant parler ton cœur

    Ton ennuie s’effacera

    Ta vie reprendra des couleurs

    Dis toi que l’espoir ressemble à un fruit

    Si ce fruit est vert il n’a pas de saveur

    Ce fruit sera délicieux s’ il est mure , savoure le sur l’heure

    le Bonheur est à ce prix , pense à ces instants magiques

    Bonne journée ou soirée

    Bisous en toute Amitié

    Bernard

    Un petit bouquet de muguet qu’ il t’apporte bonheur au sein de ta demeure et partage le avec les tiens à l approche du 1 Mai

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    • Their eyes are incredible aren’t they! I found more photos of curlews which I forgot I had. In these photos the eyes are even more mesmerizing. I will publish as an addendum soon.

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    • You are kind, and so appreciated. Bush Stone Curlews stand about 22 inches tall. They have very long legs with nothing there until the legs reach the body which is pretty substantial. A very cool bird~

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    • You know I found some more photos of them that are much better. I lose track of photos some time. I need to post them. He was definitely not pleased with my arrival and led me quite clearly away! Good for him or her! დ

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