Harry’s advent calendar of birds, day 15: Stone Curlew

This is the [Eurasian] Stone Curlew, Burhinus oedicnemus:

A goggle-eyed beauty of a bird.

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  1. 16 December 2009 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Just…look at its DINOSAUR EYE, Harry!

  2. Harry
    16 December 2009 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Yes, it would be quite scary if it was about twenty times bigger. I guess it could glare threateningly at your kneecap, if it stood on a small box.

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