Habitat: Open woodland and scrubland
Description: The Bush Stone-curlew has dark brown feathers streaked with black and reddish-brown on top and white with clear black streaks underneath. They have a striking yellow eye with a bold white eyebrow and a small black beak.
Diet: The Bush Stone-curlew is an omnivore and eats insects, molluscs, lizards and seeds.
In the wild: When this bird is breeding or incubating eggs, they search for food close to the nest. At other times they search over vast distances. The female lays her eggs in a small scrape in the ground.
Threats: Habitat destruction is a threat to these birds as well as introduced predators such as foxes and cats.
At Perth Zoo: Bush Stone-curlews can be found in the Nocturnal House and in the Birds of the South-west Aviary.
Did you know? These birds are mostly nocturnal and let out an eerie wailing call at night.