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    Pied Currawongs - 2012

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    Post by Joy on Sun 24 Jun 2012, 10:08 am

    Pied currawongs (Strepera graculina) are a passerine bird, slightly smaller than an Australian raven or a crow but quite a bit larger than an Australian magpie. There are three different types of currawongs, Black, Pied & Grey but we only see the Pied here. They are 48 cm (19 in) in length, are black or sooty grey-black in plumage with white undertail and wing patches, yellow irises, and a heavy bill. They are omnivores.

    A pair of pied currawongs sitting in the ghost gum tree. We tend not to see these birds in our neck of the woods until the flowers of the umbrella trees start to have berries. They love them.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 24 Jun 2012, 10:11 am

    The ghost gum tree shows signs of being battered by strong winds with small branches & leaves blown off.


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