Pied Currawong observation

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: Pied Currawong observation
From: Roman Soroka via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2022 00:39:38 +0000



I was interested to read about a currawong with a beak abnormality that was reported in Gang Gang by Jack Holland. We also have a currawong with a beak abnormality that has been visiting our Chisholm garden since 2019. I believe it is a female, and despite having half of her upper mandible missing she has managed to raise two young every year since 2019. I observed her feeding two young in our garden today.


I wonder if the beak abnormality is genetic, due to disease, or as a result of injury?




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