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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Hari om
    Always loved the currawong! YAM xx

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  6. Lovely looking bird, interesting expressions. Cheers Diane

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

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  8. The bird's expressions are priceless!

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

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

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

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  12. Loooooove those eyes.

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

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

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

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

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  16. Beautiful bird! Has an intelligent look!

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  17. He looks like he had enough to eat already!

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  18. He has bright eyes like our grackles.

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

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  20. What a piercing yellow eye!

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  21. Beautiful bird and shots. .happy weekend

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