Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus

Stone curlew
Stone Curlew
The (Eurasian) Stone Curlew is part of a group of species including other Stone Curlews, Thick-knees and Dikkops worldwide which are related to waders, but prefer dry habitats. It is a rare summer visitor to Britain from Africa and leads a secretive semi-nocturnal existence -- the reason for the big eyes. It is not related to the Curlew but has a similar call.
Stone curlew The four-legged one
Stone curlew moustache The moustache
Stone curlew
Stone curlew
Stone curlew