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Daintree Village Boat Cruise
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Charadriiformes > Burhinidae

Beach Thick-knee

Esacus magnirostris

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Large shorebird with an enormous chunky beak, black-and white-markings face, white stripes on the shoulder, and long and sturdy legs. Unlikely to be encountered anywhere except coastal areas, particularly beaches, reefs, and estuaries; very unusual even a few meters inland from these habitats. Heavy human activity on beaches in certain areas has confined them to small offshore islands. Often calls at night, giving high-pitched piping and whistling notes.

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