10 July, 2012

Grey Currawong

Scientific Name: Strepera versicolor

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia where found in dry savannah and woodland in the southern part of the country.

Field Notes: Large grey passerine with large, stout bill and yellow eye. White tinged wings and tail and white underneath the tail. There are brown and black forms to this species. The black form is similar to, and in some places overlaps with, Pied Currawong, though lacks the white rump of the latter.

Personal Notes: One of the highlights to an otherwise tiresome trip through the Blue Mountains.

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