A strange, rare summer visitor to southern England and East Anglia, the stone-curlew is a crow-sized bird with a large head, long 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.
What they eat:
Invertebrates that are found on the ground.
- UK breeding:
- 400 pairs