The stone curlew is a pretty, timid-looking thing and the male only grows to about 60cm high. This mother and 6 week-old baby demonstrate the leggy attribute in my heading.
At night, the curlew makes a screeching sound, similar to a child or woman in great distress. They hunt in groups and the whole lot of them can wake you with their screeches.
For more ‘kinda’ photos, see here.