The wary pied

I’ve been enjoying regular appearances of both Grey and Pied Currawongs over the past few weeks. Pied Currawongs are in good numbers around town, their ringing cries a symbol of winter in Newstead.

Pied Currawong, Wyndham Street Newstead, 25th June 2017

The curved and slightly protruding upper mandible is evident in this shot

The touch of yellow on the gape (the fleshy part on the inside base of the bill) and brown plumage on the neck suggests an immature bird

That piercing yellow eye is always on the lookout!

One response to “The wary pied

  1. Sue Lanchester

    I noticed them and heard them over the past few days around the Woodend Station,
    I love their plaintive calls. Your Photos are beautiful. Sue woodend

    Sent from my iPad

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