Author 'Boucher Marc dit de Meilh' (Id 178394 ) : Portrait of The' Stone curlew : 'Burhinus oedicnemus (Linnaeus, 1758) '. This bird is found in the Canary islands and up into South-east Asia. It is also found in France, more particularly in the Doubs, in the franche-Comté region in the vicinity of quiet rivers, gravel pits quiet. Calm, quiet... yes, this bird likes the quiet, the tranquility. It is for this reason that it is protected now because of the noise, the intensity of our farming and other rural activities, excessive urbanisation, etc, It has virtually disappeared among us. It remains only little torque is where their protection. Before closing, I wanted to tell you that sometimes it is called ' slender-billed Curlew of the earth ', because it resembles the Curlew with his cry especially ; he loves warm places, the grass was short and quiet, especially the quiet most of all... Marc Boucher said Meilhan.