Pied Currawongs on Brampton Island

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Subject: Pied Currawongs on Brampton Island
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:12:32 +1000
Hi all,

I'm hoping to tap the collective knowledge of the mailing list regarding
Pied Currawongs on Brampton Island off the coast of Mackay in QLD.  I was
there between the 10th and 15th of June this year and one of the first
things I noticed was the calls of Pied Currawongs were absolutely nothing
like the calls of birds on the mainland.  They didn't even really share the
same tone, with the island birds being very musical.  Beyond this, Tim
O'reilly and I both felt these birds had far more white in their wing and
tail than mainland birds we had seen.  I'll be posting some photos shortly
to Wildiaries and will let you all know once these are up, but in the
interim I was wondering if anyone knows what the deal with the Brampton
Island currawongs is?  Are they mentioned in HANZAB as being different from
mainland birds?


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