Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 308 - Pied Currawong

When we spent the long weekend away at Warburton, our house often rang to the call of the Pied Currawong.  The rather magnificent bird has a wonderful, almost mechanical call.  Despite its (mostly) all black plumage the Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina) is not a crow, being more closely related to Butcher birds and the Australian Magpie.

I think this bird was expecting to be given some decent food by us - I think it was disappointed with the seeds from my camera bean bag!






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23 comments:

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Very striking eyes-- they seem to look right through you!

Brian King said...

Very handsome bird with the touches of yellow and white! Nice bokeh, too!

David Gascoigne said...

The white patches are pretty distinctive. It’s a good looking bird.

NatureFootstep said...

it is a beautiful bird. I did see it but not this close :)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Always loved the currawong! YAM xx

Rhodesia said...

Lovely looking bird, interesting expressions. Cheers Diane

Marie Smith said...

It does have a crow like head and look. A beauty!

Linda W. said...

The bird's expressions are priceless!

italiafinlandia said...

Looks like a crow, indeed...nice to discover!

Vineeta Yashsavi said...

Beautiful bird...

Phil Slade said...

Those eyes do remind me of a Jackdaw. I would have put it in the crow family. Thanks for putting me right Stewart.

Betty Crow said...

At first, I thought this was a crow. Nice shots. Looks like he enjoyed his photo shoot.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


Loooooove those eyes.

I've never met a blackbird I didn't love.

Marcia said...

It’s eyes remind me of a grackle. Wish I could see the wing spread. That bit of white mustbelarger on the wing.

Missy George said...

He looks like his tail was dipped in ink or white paint..Piercing eyes..Crow like bird..Good pics Stewart..

Nora said...

He has such nice eyes, and he does look like a crow in a way. I like the white on his wing.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

I love crows. Very smart birds.
Great photos!

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful bird! Has an intelligent look!

Dave Lewis said...

He looks like he had enough to eat already!

Linda said...

He has bright eyes like our grackles.

photodoug said...

Stewart, what a great capture of the Pied Currawong. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

What a piercing yellow eye!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful bird and shots. .happy weekend