Strepera versicolor

Grey Currawong



Observer

Tags / Aspects

Description

adult + young

Date & Time

  2012-12-25 12:35 PM

Location

  -37.445833 , 144.684722

Discussion

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  1. Unknown  Parent was first observed feeding on small whole plums in "wild" (i.e., rootstock suckers) plum tree. Young was waiting on ground. The birds then moved into a Eucalyptus thicket, where "baby" was heard to beg using a feed-me, feed-me call similar to that used by ravens and magpies. When examined with binoculars, the baby had a clearly visible pink patch on the base of the lower bill, very similar to that of a baby raven.

    Reply • 26 Dec 2012

  2. Unknown  Adult's eyes were bright yellow orange. Young's eyes seemed to be dark grey.

    Reply • 26 Dec 2012

  3. Unknown  In the large picture, the fledgling is sitting on the tree branch, the adult fossicking on the ground.

    Reply • 26 Dec 2012

  4. Unknown  I've seen more this year than any other previously. But I've never seen young. Their call is also very distinctive.

    Reply • 26 Dec 2012




NS Observation No. 53B39856E35EB1298400FD0C
Created 2012-12-25 11:49 PM (almost 6 years ago)
Created By William Hall
Updated 2012-12-26 01:31 AM (almost 6 years ago)
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