Stone-Curlew by Dominika Aniola

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595 views on 08.11.2013

Location: ZOO, Warsaw, Poland
Specie: Stone Curlew

The Stone-curlews, also known as Dikkops or Thick-knees are a group of largely tropical birds in the family Burhinidae. Despite the group being classified as waders, most species have a preference for arid or semi-arid habitats. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone, with some species also breeding in temperate Europe and Australia.

They are medium to large birds with strong black or yellow black bills, large yellow eyes—which give them a reptilian appearance—and cryptic plumage. The names Thick-knee and Stone-curlew are both in common use, the preference among authorities for one term or the other varying from year to year. The term Stone-curlew owes its origin to the broad similarities with true curlews (which are not closely related).

They are largely nocturnal, particularly when singing their loud wailing songs, which are reminiscent of true curlews. The diet consists mainly of insects and other invertebrates. Larger species will also take lizards and even small mammals.

Date taken: 11.05.2012
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO
1/2000s * F/3.2 * 200mm * ISO800

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • andy551
    andy551almost 3 years ago

    wow! It’s so cool…love it

  • Dziękuję :D

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Ron53
    Ron53almost 3 years ago

    Great shot, Dominika. Interesting read.

  • Thank you! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • casa
    casaalmost 3 years ago

    Amazing eye!

  • Yes, it is! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Dominika

  • Thank you :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Nazareth
    Nazarethalmost 3 years ago

    Cool birds Dominka- I liek hte shallow depth of field in this photo

  • Thank you! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 3 years ago

    Very sharp capture Dom… well done.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thank you! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Cheers!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Dominika

  • Thanks Larry!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • Thank you Wayne!

    – Dominika Aniola

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