Kurrwirluk (Bush Stone Curlew)

We hear Kurrwirluk (the Bush Stone Curlew, Burhinus grallarius) at night. It makes a sound like “Kurrwirluk, kurrwirluk”! In the day time, we see it walking around in the forest. It sits in the shade. We don’t eat kurrwirluk, the meat is no good. But I’m not sure, maybe in the old days people used to eat them.

Kurrwirluk ngalka mayhmayh ngalbu karribekkan bu kukak kawokdi kayime kurrwirluk kurrwirluk. Dja bu barnnangarra karrinan kare yika karrikawon kore manberrk.kakeyo kore kudjurle.Kurrwirluk minj karringun ngalwarre dja nuk ngawakwan dja kunubewu korroko birringuni nawu birriyungki dabborrabbolk.