BEACH THICKNEE Burhinus magnirostris

The second Australasian representative of the thicknee family and one of the largest, usually found in the northern tropical regions. It is strictly coastal, unlike its "Bush" relative, and whilst its the more striking of the two is harder to see since it spends most daylight hours in shade, usually mangroves, and only frequents adjacent beaches when there is little human activity.

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