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Beach Stone-curlew

The Beach Stone-Curlew is a large wading bird. It has a strong bill with a yellow base. It has stout legs & thick knees.

The Beach Stone-Curlew or Beach Thick-knee is a shorebird that inhabits mangroves & mudflats, beaches and reefs along the coast in northern Australia.

The Beach Stone-Curlew lays 1 egg in a nest located on sandbars, among mangroves or on sand sheltered by casuarinas.

Endangered in NSW

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Burhinidae
Genus:Esacus
Species:magnirostris