Real World Gardener Bush Stone Curlew is Wildlife in Focus

February 22nd, 2013


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Wildlife in Focus

with ecologist Sue Stevens.

Don’t flog out logs, the
conversation slogan to save the habitat of the Bush Stone curlew.
Bush
Stone-curlews are birds whose colouring makes them hard to see in bushland,
especially in the dusky shadows and evenings, when they are most active. Then
there’s that call…really eerie… Let’s find out more..

Bush Stone-curlews are birds
standing 50–60 centimetres high, with long gangly legs, large yellow eyes, and
grey-streaked upper parts. The Bush Stone curlew’s range has declined
drastically in southeastern Australia. It’s now extinct in many former spots
south of the Great Dividing Range. While its Victorian and New South Wales
stronghold is along the border region.

It’s only sparsely distributed and
continues to decline.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/pubs/tsd05bush-stone-curlew.pdf

If you spot one in your district
send us a photo, we’d love to see it. Either via email or post, but more
importantly, leave those fallen branches or logs lying around so this bird can
nest near.

We’d love to see photos of any small
birds you have visiting your garden just send it in to.
realworldgardener@gmail.com or write in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644
Gladesville NSW 1675

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