Bush Stone Curlew - Head Crop
This is an 100% crop from the previous Curlew picture to better highlight the very large eyes these birds have. This one was trying to look threatening as it was actively protecting it's chick.
Common Names: Bush Stone Curlew, Southern Stone-curlew, Bush Curlew, Bush Thicknee, Willaroo, Weeloo
Scientific Name: Burhinus grallarius
Habitat & Range: Open forest, plains and paddocks throughout Australia.
According to Scout, this shot has now made it to #182 in Explore for Nov 5, 2006.