Pied Currawong behaviour

To: Jack & Andrea Holland <>
Subject: Pied Currawong behaviour
From: John Brannan <>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:08:26 +1000
We've had between 10 and 20 PCs milling around in the park here for at least a month now, making life miserable for all the other locals, especially the magpies. I don't know that this is much different from previous years, however.
I can't say that I've noticed the calls being particularly unusual, though they do all get a bit excited from time to time, for no reason that I've been able to pin down. That's usually characterised by what Mr Dabb refers to as the "Currawongs, forever!" call rather than "No more beer".

On 31/07/12 8:30 PM, Jack & Andrea Holland wrote:
has changed very much over the past couple of days in NW Chapman and over into Rivett.
After being relatively currawong free for the winter there’s suddenly at least 10 very noisy birds flying around pretty aimlessly.  Most noticeable is that they have started before 6 am for the past 2 mornings, with also some calling heard during the night.
It’s not the whining call I associate with flocks milling around trees, but the call they more often give in flight.
Has there been similar behaviour in other suburbs?  Does anyone have a theory about why they might suddenly be behaving like this?
Jack Holland

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