Saturday, 27 October 2012

Pied Currawong

As a child, currawongs were the first Australian birds I learnt to distinguish. Similar in size and colour to magpies, they are easy to tell apart close up, by the yellow eye outline, and in flight, by the white window on the otherwise black wing.

Adaptive, some currawongs near my workplace, nested high in a deciduous tree this year. Complete exposure did not appear to be a concern. I've seen one hatchling in the nest in the last week and the tree is only just starting to green up.

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