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Beach Stone-curlew at Merimbula, NSW

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Esacus magnirostris at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jun 2017
Esacus magnirostris at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jun 2017
Esacus magnirostris at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jun 2017
Esacus magnirostris at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jun 2017
Esacus magnirostris at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jun 2017
Esacus magnirostris at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jun 2017
Esacus magnirostris at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jun 2017

Identification history

Water & Shore bird Esacus magnirostris 3 Jul 2017 JackieMilesUltra Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 500 sightings!
Water & Shore bird Esacus magnirostris 20 Jun 2017 libbyhMultiple Significant Sightings - libbyh has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings!

Author's notes

Sorry about the poor photos. I haven't seen this bird before but it looked most like a Beach Stone curlew. I would be glad of your help to confirm if you can see the images well enough. It had a heavy beak and was quite stocky.

2 comments

   20 Jun 2017
Most probably is the Beach Stone-curlew, as I spotted one last week in the back section of Merimbula Lake on the airport side, I have only seen one once before on this lake and that was quite a few years ago.
libbyhMultiple Significant Sightings - libbyh has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   21 Jun 2017
I had a look at Atlas sightings and see that Leo has also seen one on two occasions round Merimbula Lake. Thanks for confirming there is one about.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.907914-36.898522
  • Altitude 5.0m
  • Locations Merimbula, NSW

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Rare Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • libbyh Recorded by
  • 19 Jun 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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