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Strepera graculina

Pied Currawong at Wonga Wetlands

Strepera graculina at Wonga Wetlands - 30 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Strepera graculina 4 Dec 2020 ChrisAllen
Strepera graculina 3 Dec 2020 Kyliegw

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Author's notes

This young bird stumped us at Wonga Wetlands. There were no adult birds near it, no calls and it didn't make a sound. Magpie? Butcherbird? Something else? It ended up being a Pied Currawong. Never seen a young bird before. Just shows me, just when I think I've seen it all even common birds surprise me!

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ChrisAllen wrote:
   3 Dec 2020
Did the parents come back to it Kylie? When I first saw it, I immediately thought Magpie. But looking closer it doesn't quite look like a Maggie.
Kyliegw wrote:
   4 Dec 2020
I thought I had heard a Currawong call just before I saw the bird - but Mum didn't hear it. Just as we were going, one of the parents flew into the tree above us - but Mum discounted it at the time as the parent as she thought the young bird was a Magpie (this is what happens when you don't use your binoculars because you think you know what it is. So the bird was being fed. It was just at the time we passed they were out seeking food I think. Yes - the beak is bizarre and wrong for a Magpie.
Kyliegw wrote:
   4 Dec 2020
I thought I should post it up seeing we were confused - and I've been birding for over 20 years!

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 30 Nov 2020 10:00 PM Recorded on
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