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Beach Stone-curlew , Beach Thick-knee
Esacus neglectus

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Photo courtesy www.birdway.com.au (by prior agreement)
Bird Family :"Stone-curlews"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 55cm. Mainly nocturnal. Call is higher and harsher than the Bush Stone-curlew. Only found on rarely disturbed beaches in the Townsville area.
Typical Habitat :Beaches, reefs and coastal mud flats.
Distribution :Vulnerable, with a patchy distribution to north and east coast.
Migration :Resident / breeding. Main breeding season, September to December.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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