Currawongs and leaf litter

Subject: Currawongs and leaf litter
From: "Paul T." <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 18:49:25 +1000
At 06:40 PM 10/07/2009, you wrote:
Hi Paul
Did you notice the species of Currawong search through bark?
It is typical of Grey Currawongs.
Sometimes they tear large sheets of bark off trees, near ground level, and then search for spiders and insects.


It was not the jet black of many of the Currawongs that we get here-abouts, but my recollection is that the main way to tell the difference between the grey and the pied is the wing markings when in flight?  I think I recall that being shown on a Wednesday Walk last year, but I can't recall the details now.  I don't know what variety of Currawongs we get here in Higgins, just that we presently get up to 7 of them harrassing things in my garden at the moment. <sigh>  I usually try to scare them off so that other birds can utilise the various water sources instead.


Paul T.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9

Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!
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