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Beach Stone-curlew

(Esacus neglectus)
Alternate name(s): "Beach Thick-knee", "Reef Thick-knee"
Aboriginal name(s): "a-rabinyi", "a-wurrwin" [yanyuwa]

Size: 54-56 cm
Weight: 1.0 kg (average)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Beach Stone-curlew at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Frontal view of a Beach Stone-curlew; the bird was found in dunes adjacent to a saltmarsh
[Old Bar, NSW, June 2011]

Beach Stone-curlew, here seen looking sideways, giving a better profile of its head
[Old Bar, NSW, June 2011]

Lateral view of the same Beach Stone-curlew as above
[Old Bar, NSW, June 2011]

Near-dorsal view of a Beach Stone-curlew
[Urunga Heads, NSW, March 2015]

Photo of a Beach Stone-curlew taken at nightfall, on the edge of a saltmarsh
[Old Bar, NSW, June 2011]

Beach Stone-curlew, slightly different posture...
[Old Bar, NSW, June 2011]

Lateral view of a Beach Stone-curlew in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin, NT, December 2015]

Lateral view of a Beach Stone-curlew in flight; different phase of the wing beat (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin, NT, December 2015]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

(Probably young) Beach Stone-curlew in a saltmarsh in broad daylight
[Old Bar, NSW, July 2013]

Food, Diet

(Amongst other things) Beach Stone-curlews feed on crustacians.

(Probably young) Beach Stone-curlew seen digging a salt crab out of the mud in a salt marsh before shaking it, sending sand flying
[Old Bar, NSW, July 2013]

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