How to identify

A strange, rare summer visitor to southern England and East Anglia, the Stone-curlew is a crow-sized bird with a large head, yellow legs and relatively long wings and tail. Active at night, its large yellow eyes enable it to locate food when it is dark. It is not related to Curlews and gets its name from its Curlew-like call. It is listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, meaning it is an offence to deliberately or recklessly disturb this species.



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  1. Resident
  2. Passage
  3. Summer
  4. Winter
* This map is intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

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