Saturday, 23 November 2013

Pied Currawong

The Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina) is a medium-sized black passerine bird native to eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island. One of three currawong species in the genus Strepera, it is closely related to the butcherbirds and Australian Magpie of the family Artamidae. Six subspecies are recognised. It is a robust crowlike bird averaging around 48 cm (19 in) in length, black or sooty grey-black in plumage with white undertail and wing patches, yellow irises, and a heavy bill. The male and female are similar in appearance.

 Pied Currawong - Image source link
 Pied Currawong - Image source link
 Pied Currawong - Image source link
 Pied Currawong - Image source link
 Pied Currawong - Image source link

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