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  White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos)





White-winged Chough | Corcorax melanorhamphos photo
White-winged Chough Corcorax melanorhamphos Capertee Valley,Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Image by Lip Kee Yap - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



WHITE-WINGED CHOUGH FACTS

Description
The White-winged Chough is a mudnest builder from eastern Australia. The bird is black with white patch near the tip of each wing. The wing patches are visible when bird is in flight but not seen when wings are at rest. The eye is red and dark bill is curved. Juvenile birds have dark eyes.

Size
45 cm

Habitat
dry eucalypt forest, woodland, scrubland

Food
feeds on ground on insects, other invertebrates, seeds, plant

Breeding
The nest is a bowl shape made of mud and built on a horizontal tree branch

Range
found in southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, south east South Australia

distribution map showing range of Corcorax melanorhamphos 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:Corcoracidae
Genus:Corcorax
Species:melanorhamphos
Common Name:White-winged Chough