I've seen a few pairs of beach thickknees, but haven't heard them wailing at
night. I did hear some wailing one night at Bulwer [Moreton Is], but couldn't
tell if the call was from beach or bush thickknees.
I have heard beach thickknees call when alarmed [I've flushed the odd one] and
that was rather subdued compared to the loud and rich harmonics coming from a
flock of bush thickknees. [a bit like the difference between a glossy black and
a yellow/white tailed black cockatoo].
For what it is worth, bush thickknees will hiss when approached while nesting.
> Hi All,
> Would anyone know whether the Beach Stone-Curlew has a call which can be
> described as distinctive? Does it call at night, or is it tide-driven? Does
> it call often? I am reading a document which may be confusing the call of
> the Beach Stone-Curlew's call with that of the Bush Stone-Curlew. In my
> experience of the Beach Stone-Curlew, which is mainly, admittedly, just one
> pair for about 18 months, I never heard them call at all. On the other hand,
> if I am wrong, I would like to know. This is not just passing interest. I
> have been asked to look at the document.
> Jill Dening
> Sunshine Coast, Qld
> 26º 51' 152º 56'
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