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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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Foraging associations with honey-eaters, pigeons and other bowerbirds has been documented (Gwynne 1937; Chaffer 1984); however, currawongs in the present study were an apparent predator (at least of nestlings) and were not tolerated by catbirds as they were in other studies (Higgins et al.
To throw some light on this controversial question, Karen Bayly and Dr Daniel Blumstein of Macquarie University reviewed information on the foraging and predation habits of currawongs and did some analysis of the types of birds reported as prey.
There were no songbirds like in England, just squawking cockatoos and large black currawongs. Like Dorking with parrots, one English comic had observed.
On the verandah, I read chunks of the novel in progress and watch parrots, magpies, ibis, currawongs, mudlarks and the famous kookaburras (which do in fact laugh quite hysterically in the old gum trees) flutter among the branches.
Waking to the songs of parrots, currawongs and kookaburras, I want to explore the rest of the National Park before I set off back to the concrete jungle.
I listened to his breathing, and to the currawongs dropping pure notes into the early evening.
Plants which are heavy nectar-bearers (such as small garden-size grevilleas) and fruit bearers (like blueberry ash) may encourage territorial birds such as noisy miners and pied currawongs. Choose other plants if you have a problem with these birds in your neighbourhood (for more information about native birds look at the Birds Australia website: www.birdsaustralia.com.au).
They found that the pied currawong, emu, Australian magpie, satin bowerbird and black-faced cuckoo-shrike, were all tong distance seed dispersal agents.