Cindy Knoke’s lovely pictures of some Bush Stone Curlews from Austalia.
Whose hiding here?
A mama curlew and her chick, that’s who! (You can see the camouflaged chick in the first photo in the upper right if you look carefully).
Mama quickly proceeded to lead me away from her chick,
like a good protective mama bird.
Bush Stone Curlews are ground dwelling, carnivorous birds native to Australia. They can fly, but rely on concealment to evade predation.
Cheers to you from the clever, camouflaged, curlews~