Grey Currawong
Grey Currawong
Adult, ventral
Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Crow (Artamidae)
Species: Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor)
This Photo:     Adult, front

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
A brilliant yellow eye helps identify this large black bird.
White can be visible when flying, and so easily confused with a White-winged Chough.
However, it is often solitary or occasionally in a small (3) family group; unlike Chough's which show a lot more white and are always in a large (10-20) flock.
Very timid.
Once a year, around spring, they seem to gather and stay in a large flock (10-20 birds). We think it is a form of a nursery. And they constantly call to each other as they travel around the reserve; not resting in one place for long.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Sep-2012
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)