Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus magnirostris)

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.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Family: Burhinidae
Genus: Esacus
Species: magnirostris
Last Updated: 29-12-2018