currawong

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currawong

(ˈkʌrəˌwɒŋ)
n
(Animals) any Australian crowlike songbird of the genus Strepera, having black, grey, and white plumage: family Cracticidae. Also called: bell magpie
[from a native Australian name]
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Noun1.currawong - bluish black fruit-eating bird with a bell-like call
Australian magpie - black-and-white oscine birds that resemble magpies
genus Strepera, Strepera - bell magpies
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To throw some light on this controversial question, Karen Bayly and Dr Daniel Blumstein of Macquarie University reviewed information on the foraging and predation habits of currawongs and did some analysis of the types of birds reported as prey.
Plants which are heavy nectar-bearers (such as small garden-size grevilleas) and fruit bearers (like blueberry ash) may encourage territorial birds such as noisy miners and pied currawongs.
The regurgitated pellets of pied currawongs for example, have been found to contain up to 23 olive seeds.
But they were the same youths who would admonish me if they thought that I was hurting the currawongs we banded as part of another program.