Sunday, September 11, 2011

Meeting the Bush Stone-curlew

I saw three Stone Bush-curlews at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. They are related to waders but they are actually terrestrial and found on any habitat with ground litter, from rain forests to open woodland, their face expression are very interesting and ever changing. As many other Australian animals they were not scared by close observers, probably because they rely on their camouflage and stillness, I was surprised to read that they are nocturnal birds ( no wonder the big eyes) in fact they looked kinda sleepy. After a bit of research I found a few interesting aboriginal stories related to the Bush Stone-curlew, you can read more following this link:
English: Bush Stone-curlew
Latin: Burhinus grallarius
Italian: Occhione willaroo
Aboriginal: Willaroo
Until next time,       Matteo


  1. what a gorgeous journal page........just beautiful!

  2. I'd love to have birds sitting for me like this in way! They will move out of sight as soon as possible. Well, Matteo, I really like the feathers standing next to their owner-lovely sketch- and thanks for the info.

  3. Matteo, this is a beautiful spread...thank you for the link and information, as well!


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