The bush thick-knee is a ground dwelling bird native to the grasslands of Australia.
They eat a varied diet of frogs, insects, reptiles and mollusks.
A type of curlew, this bird is largely nocturnal and their thick knee is actually their ankle! Pairs will do a courtship dance of stamping and calling.
Eggs are laid in a shallow scrape and both parents will incubate and raise young. Two eggs will hatch after 4 weeks and chicks will walk after 2 days and be fully grown by 2.5 months.
- Latin Name: Burhinus grallarius
- Class: Birds
- Order: Charadriiformes
- Family: Burhinidae
- Conservation status: Least Concern
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