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Black Currawong

(Strepera fuliginosa)
Alternate name(s): "Sooty Crow-shrike", "Sooty Currawong", "Black Magpie",
"Black Bell Magpie", "Black Jay" "Mountain Magpie*"
Aboriginal name(s): "cur-ow-ung*" [awaba], "kirriwong*" [birbai]

Size: 47-49 cm (male larger); wing span ca. 80 cm
Weight: 405 g (male avg), 340 g (female avg)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Black Currawong at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "fuliginosa"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Near-frontal/ventral view of a Black Currawong (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Peter Merrill Reserve, near Kingston, TAS, April 2021]

Near-dorsal view of a Black Currawong (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Peter Merrill Reserve, near Kingston, TAS, April 2021]

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