Currawong

The Pied Currawong is a large, mostly black bird, with a bright yellow eye. Small patches of white are confined to the under tail, the tips and bases of the tail feathers.

Currawong

Pied Currawong image courtesy of Dinky Malley, nature photographer of Daylesford

The bill is large and black and the legs are dark grey-black. Both sexes are similar, although the female may sometimes be greyer on the underparts. Young Pied Currawongs are duller and browner than the adults.

Around Riddell, the Currawong is a very dark brown, with a flash of white in the tail feathers. They have a long, looping call, and they can be quite pushy, muscling in on other birds' territory.

Currawong

Pied Currawong having breakfast

Currawong

Just look at that keen, beady eye...