02 July, 2012

Pied Currawong

Scientific Name: Strepera graculina

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to eastern Australia where found in forest, woodlands and urban areas.

Field Notes: Large, black bird with thick bill and yellow eye. White in wing, rump, under tail coverts, and tip of tail. Distinctive voice. Often found in large flocks in winter, but breed in isolation. Non-overlapping with Black Currawong. Grey Currawong overlaps in southeastern Australia. It is most commonly grey, but black (or clinking) form lacks white rump.

Personal Notes: Seen at Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

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