Burhinus grallarius

The Bush-stone Curlew is a large, unique looking, ground dwelling, well camouflaged, nocturnal bird.

It is believed there are only 1000 breeding pairs of Brush stone-Curlew in NSW and the Pittwater estuary is known to be the most southern limit of their range. 

They feed on seeds, fruits, plant material, insects and invertebrates as well as small reptiles and frogs.

They have a whistling and wailing 'wer-loo wer-loo' call.

They are listed as endangered in NSW.