April 2000 – vol. 93, issue 4, pp 202 The Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus is one of the rarest and most threatened of breeding birds in the UK, where it occurs at the northwestern edge of its World range. A recent study by the RSPB (Green et al. 2000) has revealed some fascinating insights into the species' likes and dislikes. This study revealed that Stone-curlews prefer to nest on free-draining sandy soils with stones, possibly beca... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.