Baby Emu?

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oaks17
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Baby Emu?

I saw this bird at Cape Hillsborough National Park on ANZAC day. Is it a baby Emu?

Tross
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Hi, that bird is a bush stone-curlew.

Owen1
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Nice shot oaks. Bush stone curlews are such strange birds aren't they. I have never seen one.

Cheers, Owen.

oaks17
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I had no idea what this was. It was a weird bird. It kinda hissed and rattled. It didn't really try to get away. It was obviously really used to people. This photo was taken right next to big playground/picnic area at the end of the road. There was also 2 Laughing Kookaburra's that were hanging around and very used to people.

Thanks for the ID.

oaks17
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That bird is not in the Simpson and Day Field Book. Is it called anything else?

Tassie

Also known as a Bush Thick Knee mate. Cape Hillsborough mate hey ??? Your just up the road from my place.
If you want to see groups of these birds, drive to the Seaforth shop, just down the road from where you are, there is a large local group of these birds that hang out in the Park/BBQ area.

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Hi Oaks, Bush Stone-curlews are lovely. Good on you for getting such a great shot.

They tend to freeze, rather than fly away, when they're scared, so even though it didn't fly off, it might still have been a bit nervous. But this one doesn't seem to be doing the typical "eyes closed, freeze" so it possibly is accustomed to people.

In Simpson and Day, in the index, look for "Stone-curlew", not "curlew".

Regards,
Andy.

oaks17
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Thanks Andy I found it in the book. It was pretty cool. The bird just walked out of the bush and basically stood there. It did a bit of hissing.

Tassie, I live in Blacks Beach, just got here from the US. You have helped me with some bird ID's in the past few weeks. I'm still interested in going birding with you and the Mackay club.

Thanks,
Chris

Tassie

Chris I will get a list of the dates mate that the club goes out and let you know.
I dare say that I will be on the next one as they generally fall on the first Sunday of every month and I am rostered off for the next two weekends.
One bird you will get to see is the Eungella Honey Eater, the only place in Australia that it is found is Eungella national park just up the road from us and we have access to some private property up there where they are seen on a regular basis.
Cheers
Bill

birdie
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Chris it is in the latest S & D on page 96 along with the beach Stone Curlew. I think they are awesome looking birds, especially love the beach Stone Curlew.

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Araminta
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Hi there, isn't that interesting? I just read an article in the Weekly Times about the "endangered bush stone-curlew.There is a farm in Jindera, where Neville & Jan Lubke, greed the endangered birds, and then release them at Moulamein alond the Edward River in Southern NSW.They are also talking about the distinctive wailing call those birds make at night. Very interesting article. You can find it under: weeklytimesnow.com.au Focus.

M-L

Araminta
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Oh boy , I did it again, lots of spelling mistakes!!! I will try harder next time! LOL

M-L

oaks17
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That sounds great Tassie. Here is my email

chris.oelkers@aecom.com

I took my boys to the Mackay Botanical Gardens yesterday. We saw an Australasian Darter. That was really cool.

thanks Birdie, I found it. It isn't listed under Curlew in the index.

oaks17
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That sounds great Tassie. Here is my email

chris.oelkers@aecom.com

I took my boys to the Mackay Botanical Gardens yesterday. We saw an Australasian Darter. That was really cool.

thanks Birdie, I found it. It isn't listed under Curlew in the index.

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