A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Names, Names, Names

When I was young I would've called this bird a Bush Curlew, then it became a Bush Stone Curlew, now it is a Bush Thick-Knee. Whatever it is called it remains a shy and enigmatic ground dwelling bird whose population has been greatly reduced by domestic cats.

3 comments:

  1. What an interesting bird!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Yes, I always think of curlews as by the sea-side. Talking about name changes.

    The Jabiru is no longer named as such, but has to be known as the black-necked stork.

    Ugh ...

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  3. I see them sometimes in my wild garden, very shy, very beautiful.

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