Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius

Category A; Common widespread resident.

Familiar bird of urban and remnant habitats around the city. More often heard than seen, thanks to their generally secretive nature and wailing call. Not of conservation concern at present in Brisbane, although declining and endangered in the south.

Familiar bird of urban and remnant habitats around the city. More often heard than seen, thanks to their generally secretive nature and wailing call. Not of conservation concern at present in Brisbane, although declining and endangered in the south.

Threat status Brisbane status
IUCN Least Concern eBird records 1,843
National Not listed Atlas squares 155
Queensland Not listed Reporting rate 3%

Marc Anderson - Coen River, Queensland, Australia Marc Anderson - Dryandra Woodland, Western Australia, Australia Marc Anderson - Stewart Creek Valley, Queensland, Australia

A common and familiar species around Brisbane, the Bush Stone-Curlew is a distinctive bird with a unique, wailing call that can carry very long distances at night. They have textured brown & grey plumage, very long legs and necks and are easy to identify. They are common in open habitats around Brisbane, and seem well-adapted to urban life, with several pairs in parks around even the most built-up areas of the city, as well as many more around the region.

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