28 Jan Broadcast format available at: deskbabes.co The Bush Stone-curlew ( Burhinus grallarius) is a large, ground-dwelling bird endemic to Australia. Th. The Bush Stone-curlew, or Bush Thick-knee, is a large, slim, mainly nocturnal, ground-dwelling bird. It is mostly grey-brown above, streaked with black and rufous. It is whitish below with clear, vertical black streaks. The bill is small and black, and the eye is large and yellow, with a prominent white eyebrow. Both sexes are. Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. This widespread species declined historically in the southern parts of its range, primarily owing to the destruction and degradation of its preferred woodland habitat, predation by introduced foxes and interactions with.