Flocking currawongs

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Subject: Flocking currawongs
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2023 10:05:25 +1100

Hello Paul,


That is a curious comment. I would say that having large flocks of Pied Currawongs is entirely normal. They are rarely alone here. Where I am at Canberra, a flock of 40 is about average for flock size, especially in winter, when flocks that size or bigger are daily observations. During the breeding season they disperse a lot more. Especially noisy in flocks, when they decide to try to fight away ravens or owls or raptors.


About Gold Coast, although I have spent a lot of time there too. I don’t have any specific memory about them in flocks or not. As I am so familiar with them, I would not think of it.




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Sent: Monday, 23 October, 2023 9:43 AM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Flocking currawongs


Hi all,

I was at the Gold Coast last week and was interested to see large numbers of Pied Currawongs flocking around a new building site at sunset.

I have a photo, but I don’t think I can upload pictures on this chat group?

Probably 40 birds in all.

I don’t remember ever seeing Currawongs flocking like this: is that unusual?




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