Bird Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)

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Common Name: Pied Currawong

Scientific Name: Strepera graculina

Family: Artamidae

Order: Passeriformes

Other Names: NA.

Distribution: Throughout eastern Australia, from northern Queensland to Victoria, but is absent from Tasmania.

Habitat: Forests and woodlands, and has become well adapted to suburban areas.

Field Notes: Mainly black bird, with a bright yellow eye. Small patches of white are confined to the under tail, the tips and bases of the tail feathers and a small patch towards the tip of each wing ,visible in flight. Size 41 - 51 cm.

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Kinbombi,QLD.
I photographed this bird will it was making its nest and gathering twigs and drinking my presence did not bother her too much.

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Nest

Nest are a bowl of sticks, lined with grasses and other soft material. Both sexes both sexes the materials, but only the female builds the nest, which is placed in a high tree fork, up to 20 m above the ground.

Photo by Auscraft, 2011

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