pied currawong

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This majestic Pied Currawong is 50 cm with white in wing, rump, under-tail coverts, base and tip of tail. Often seen in flocks it breeds in isolation, nesting in a large flat cup of sticks lined with soft material and laying 3 blotched brown eggs. With that piercing yellow eye and large hooked beak he could be mistaken as the daytime incarnation of the wicked witch of the west.

Acknowledgement: The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds

4 thoughts on “pied currawong

    Rev. Dragon's Eye said:
    March 1, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Oh what a gorgeous bird!

    I can see it is related to the Blackbird family. I have fallen for the Magpies that we have. They are beautiful birds, but sometimes can be obnoxious in large numbers.

    hocuspocus13 said:
    February 26, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13.

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