SPECIES: Burhinus grallarius — Bush Stone-curlew


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 are 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. In 2019, FAME partnered with Mt Rothwell to save the Bush Stone-curlew from extinction by funding a successful captive breeding program.

FAME is proud to announce a new partnership with ReForest Now for an Enrichment Program focusing on increasing flora species diversity in existing large-scale tree plantings and regenerations sites, to improve the ecological structure and function. More than 50 endangered and vulnerable native fauna species - including the Bush Stone-curlew - will benefit and be able to flourish through this program. To make a donation or find out more, visit the project page of the website

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