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  Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)





Pied Currawong | Strepera graculina photo
Pied Currawong

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Pied Currawong | Strepera graculina photo
Pied Currawong, Swifts Creek Victoria.

Image by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



PIED CURRAWONG FACTS

Description
The Pied Currawong is a crow-sized black bird, with a bright yellow eye and white patch under tail.

Size
48cm

Habitat
forests and woodlands, visits suburban areas. In Brisbane, the Currawong comes down from the mountain areas to the city suburbs in winter time.

Food
Small mammals, birds, eggs, reptiles, insects.

Breeding
nest is a bowl of sticks, lined with grasses and other soft material built in a high tree fork. Lays 3 eggs.

Range
eastern Australia, from northern Queensland to Victoria

distribution map showing range of Strepera graculina in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Artamidae
Genus:Strepera
Species:graculina
Common Name:Pied Currawong

Relatives in same Genus
  Black Currawong (S. fuliginosa)
  Clinking Currawong (S. versicolor arguta)
  Black-winged Currawong (S. versicolor melanoptera)
  Grey Currawong (S. versicolor plumbea)
  Grey Currawong (S. versicolor versicolor)