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Bush Stone-curlew

Werloo had disappeared altogether from Perth due to habitat destruction and feral predators. However, they are coming back with efforts from conservationists!

Bushland Birds Bushland Heathland Species Conservation

Noongar Names: Werloo

Scientific Name: Burhinus grallarius

Conservation Status: Common, but very rare within Perth

Threats: Cat and fox predation

Will they visit?: Bush Stone-curlew rarely venture into home gardens around Perth

Natural Distribution: Once common and widespread throughout the the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Open grassy areas

Diet: Insects, small animals

Water: Shallow water containers

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Bush Stone-curlews help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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