To: 'John Harris' <>, 'chatline' <>
Subject: Currawongs
From: Nicki Taws <>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 04:56:53 +0000

The rain on Monday triggered the emergence of flying ants, ie. new queens and males. These events are often capitalised on by a gathering of Currawongs, Wattlebirds and other species, which can be seen flying out from trees to snatch the ants on the wing then returning to the trees before another feeding foray.





From: John Harris [
Sent: Thursday, 25 April, 2019 3:51 PM
To: chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Currawongs


At least 60 maybe 100 Pied Currawong’s on the east side of Percival Hill. I have never seen such numbers and wonder if others have.

There is normally a winter roost of 10 or 12 on Percival Hill but these numbers were remarkable, flying high and returning to the trees, calling loudly and  continually, perching mainly in the highest branches of the eucalypts but some lower, chasing each other etc etc. Has anyone seen similar?




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