Why this bush stone-curlew is in love with its own reflection

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It is the case of the curious curlew, but it is not as odd as it seems.

A photograph of a bush stone-curlew caught up in its own reflection with a sign above it to let people know it was OK has gone viral.

"I'm a bush stone curlew," the sign read.

"I'm fine. I just like to stare at myself in the window."

The bird was photographed on Tuesday outside a building at Queensland University of Technology's Kelvin Grove campus by ABC News journalist Nick Wiggins and shared on Twitter.

It has since garnered thousands of shares, appearances on Reddit, its own series of memes, and even a Facebook page dedicated to it.

Read more at the ABC Online website.

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