Juvenile Currawong

To: 'Lindell' <>
Subject: Juvenile Currawong
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:53:41 +0000

Very odd time of year to still be in juvenile form. But from what you wrote, it is independent. It is quite pale. Maybe it is developmentally delayed. I don’t know what is wrong with its feet, I suspect likely it is a reaction a mite infestation of the scales. That is a suggestion not a diagnosis. There is plenty on Google under “mites on birds”.





From: Lindell [
Sent: Monday, 20 July 2015 12:37 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Juvenile Currawong


This young Currawong has been around a couple of weeks and today I managed a photo. It's feet and legs appear to have some kind of growth on them and the speckled colouring on the breast and wings seems a bit different. The growth on the back of the legs  doesn't hinder it in any way as many worms were consumed while in the yard. Any ideas what it may be?






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