A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Bush Thick-knee (Curlew)
The Bush Thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius) is a large ground dwelling nocturnal bird. When you find them during the day they freeze into a statue like pose. If the female is sitting on eggs, the male will run at you and hiss.
Most Australians know them from the eerie scream like call they make at night. Click here to hear a recording.
Aboriginal stories often associate them with death or malevolence.