SPECIES: Burhinus grallarius — Bush Stone-curlew
CLASSIFICATION: Endangered (Vic, NSW)
They say you are more likely to hear a Bush Stone-curlew than you are to see one. At night, their call can resemble a scream or even whail. A ground-dwelling bird by nature, the Bush Stone-curlew holds a state listing of endangered in Victoria and NSW and is quite rare in the southern parts of Australia - not even found in WA or Tasmania. It's gangly-legged with motley grey and brown feathers, a perfect disguise ensuring it can be kept safe enough away from any predators lurking nearby.
FAME is partnering to save the Bush Stone-curlew from extinction by funding a captive breeding program in Victoria, with the aim of rewilding. To make a donation to the project or for more info, visit the project page of the website: https://www.fame.org.au/projects/hear-the-cry-of-t...