BUSH THICKNEE Burhinus grallarius


Taken in Cairns Cemetary, Queensland, this must be one of the world's easiest wader "stake-outs". One of two Australian species, these crepuscular birds are well-known to locals for their wailing calls during the night. I left our hotel early one morning to find one wandering around the main street, a bit different to their British relative the Stone Curlew.


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