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Pied Currawong

Strepera graculina


Up there as one of my favourite birds, the Pied Currawong is "a large, mostly black bird, with a bright yellow eye. Small patches of white are confined to the under tail, the tips and bases of the tail feathers and a small patch towards the tip of each wing (visible in flight). The bill is large and black and the legs are dark grey-black. Both sexes are similar, although the female may sometimes be greyer on the underparts." (Birdlife Australia)


Hanging around the picnic area at Bunya Mountains National Park.


As I was trying to get photos of the Eastern Whipbird, this character started checking out what I was doing. Along with Butcherbirds and Magpies, the Pied Currawong has a magical carolling sound - it is just beautiful :) Check out this website which has recordings of their song and calls:

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Still quite a few but numbers and habitat are diminishing quickly. We have no effective actions safeguarding the last patches or feral dogs... just a lot of hot air.

Hema a year ago

I read an article which said that the Koala is officially extinct

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Pied emu? Now that would be a sight!

Hema a year ago

Most birds are either honeyeaters or pied .You have pied currawongs,pied butcher birds,pied oyster catchers ,pied cormorants .Name it and it is either a honey eater or pied.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

I adore currawongs! An absolute favourite Aussie bird, and they always seem to find me on whatever track I'm on. The link you've given is amazing, and I've listened to each of their recordings. Check this one out too. The same site, but listen to the sample - Beautiful spotting that makes me smile :)

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QLD, Australia

Spotted on Mar 15, 2019
Submitted on May 26, 2019

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