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Stone Curlew

Kate Humble presents the stone curlew.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Kate Humble presents the stone curlew. Stone curlews belong to a family known as 'thick-knees' but their country name of 'goggle-eyed plover' suits them better. Their huge staring yellow eyes serve them well at night when they're most active. By day, they lie up on sparse grassland or heath where their streaky brown-and-white plumage camouflages them superbly.

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Stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)

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Recording of stone curlew by RSPB

This programmes contains audio archive of a stone curlew that was sourced through the RSPB.  The original recording is not available online to listen to.


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