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a stone curlew

Stone curlew Burhinus oedicnemus

A strange, rare summer visitor to southern England and East Anglia. Active at night, its large yellow eyes enable it to locate food when it is dark. It is not related to curlews but gets its name from its curlew-like call. Image: Neil Rolph (Flickr).

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