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An odd Bush Thickknee.
L&L Knight <>
Sat, 7 Jun 2008 17:48:19 +1000
My wife was out for a walk around the neighbourhood and came across a
thickknee lying flat on the street behind a parked vehicle. She
thought it was ill, so I picked up a box and walked around to where
she had seen it. It had moved on - it was walking along the footpath
and hunkered down behind a guard rail as I approached. I thought it
might have a crook wing and so approached it slowly [talking to it as
I moved]. It stayed put and I was able to pick it up. It looked OK
and stretched its wings out. It was able to run off when I released it.
I know that thickknees are wont to lie flat on the ground when they
want to hide - particularly when they are brooding, but it seemed
strange that it would let me pick it up. [I was expecting it to move
on when I got to within a metre or so.] It didn't hiss or carry on.
I'm not sure whether it was ill or a young bird. Has anyone else came
across non-brooding thickknees that declined to flush?
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