Bush Stone-curlew
Fast and agile on ground...can fly rapid
and direct but seldom during daylight
...in the thick-knee family Burhinidae.
Burhinus grallarius
(L 21.7" WS 21.7-23.6")
Brisbane City Botanic
Gardens
Burhinus is Greek for
ox nose or beak.
The Bush Stone Curlew  
Weerloo weerloo a bird’s voice in the night 
Weerloo weerloo again then all is quiet 
A bird the bushman hear but seldom see. 
(Francis Duggan)