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What bird is this please?

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    porgeyporgey
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    Hi ALSers, hope you are all enjoying the early summer weather. The bird in the following photo has me a bit stumped. It has the body shape of a Raven or Crow but yellow eyes and white markings like a Magpie. Does anyone know what type of bird it is?

    #529079
    MuklukMukluk
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    That is a currawong.

    Edited to include link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currawong

    #529080
    BobbeeBobbee
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    I call them jays which I believe is the same thing as a currawong. :tup:

    #529081
    vicki tvicki t
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    yep a currawong

    #529082
    calliecatcalliecat
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    I think some people also call them choughs think that is how you spell it, – (chuffs)

    #529083
    Wally333Wally333
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    Choughs have red eyes and the white in different places to this one.

    #529084
    Anonymous
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    there are chough’s (choffs) they hang in family groups generally scavanging along the ground, that one is a kurrawong or scrub magpir, disasterous where fruit is grown.

    best to keep them at an arms and legs length. aka: yellow eyes

    len

    #529085
    Judi BJudi B
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    gardenlen post=350598 wrote: there are chough’s (choffs) they hang in family groups generally scavanging along the ground, that one is a kurrawong or scrub magpir, disasterous where fruit is grown.

    best to keep them at an arms and legs length. aka: yellow eyes

    len

    Choughs hang out in GANGS and demolish mulched gardens :angry:

    #529086
    Anonymous
    Guest

    they’re the ones judi, didn’t know about teh gardens but yes they work the ground looking for food, here they seem to have food pathways as we see them in the same spots as they forage along as a family, though we did live close by we never had them come near teh rental place which would have been prime real estate for them.

    haven’t seen them around lately maybe of making babies.

    they also second nests and cicks from other couples.

    len

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    calliecatcalliecat
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    #529088
    lostinthefoglostinthefog
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    Definately a Currawong…not a Chough! There are three Australian Currawongs…Pied, Grey and Black…the Black is only found in Tassie, the Pied most of the Eastern States(excepting Tassie)and the Grey in Vic, SA and the bottom of WA and Tas.

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