French: Grand Réveilleur German: Weißbürzel-Krähenstar Spanish: Verdugo pío
Sydney region, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
S. g. magnirostris
H. L. White, 1923 – E Cape York Peninsula S to about Laura (N Queensland), in NE Australia.
S. g. robinsoni
Mathews, 1912 – coastal ranges of N Queensland on E slopes of Great Dividing Range (from Cooktown S to Ingham).
S. g. graculina
(Shaw, 1790) – E Queensland (from Clarke Range, just S of Bowen) S, inland to W slopes of Great Dividing Range, to Blue Mts and SE New South Wales.
S. g. nebulosa
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – SE New South Wales tablelands and E Victoria.
S. g. ashbyi
Mathews, 1913 – S half of W Victoria (especially in Grampian Range) W of line between Ballarat and Cape Otway.
S. g. crissalis
Sharpe, 1877 – Lord Howe I and offshore islands (including Admiralty Group).
44–50 cm; male 259–385 g, female 243–324 g. Large, black passerine, like a Corvus crow but more slender, with long legs, long, heavy, slightly hook... read more
Most commonly heard call a loud ringing "curra-wong, curra-wong" (the Currawong Call), of... read more
Mainly eucalypt (Eucalyptus) forest and woodland; prefers older forest for breeding. N... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous; eats wide variety of fruit, seeds, insects and small vertebrates; also snails (Gastropoda). Most food collected by gleaning on... read more
Not well known. Season generally Aug–Dec in SE Australia. Breeds as pair, in territory established and maintained during breeding... read more
Not well known. Some altitudinal migration, with post-breeding descent to lowlands E & W of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Most races secure, except for those on Lord Howe I (crissalis) and in W Victoria (ashbyi). Race crissalis... read more
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