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currawong

any Australian crowlike songbird of the genus Strepera, having black, grey, and white plumage: family Cracticidae
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Bayly KL and Blumstein DT (2001) Pied currawongs and the decline of native birds.
Few tears will be shed for these largely urban species, and currawong control in the suburbs could be counter-productive, reducing mortality in these alien species.
Unfortunately, direct currawong control is difficult and may be a short-term solution in any case.
Species such as house sparrows, common blackbirds and common starlings, familiar introduced birds, featured prominently in the currawong prey list.
THE pied currawong has increased in abundance rather than decreased, and the species has been implicated in the decline of other native bush birds.