Bush Stone-Curlew

Bush Stone-Curlew

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bush Stone-curlew is a large, ground-dwelling bird endemic to Australia. Although it looks rather like a wader and is related to the oystercatchers, avocets and plovers, it is a terrestrial predator filling a similar ecological niche to the roadrunners of North America.Like most stone-curlews, it is mainly nocturnal and specialises in hunting small grassland animals: frogs, spiders, insects, molluscs, crustaceans, snakes, lizards and small mammals are all taken, mostly gleaned or probed from soft soil or rotting wood; also a few seeds or tubers, particularly in drought years. Birds usually forage individually or in pairs over a large home range, particularly on moonlit nights.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136542773
  • 9786136542775