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Genus: Strepera


[edit] Description

Currawongs (or Bell-Magpies) are superficially similar to Jays and Crows in other parts of the world, but are not closely related.
They are only found in Australia. They share:

  • A dark plumage with some white areas
  • A strong, conical bill
  • An omnivorous diet
  • A large, crow like body, but more slender and less robust

[edit] Taxonomy

Strepera is a genus in the family Artamidae but has in the past been placed in family Cracticidae.

Genus Strepera viewedit
S. graculina Pied Currawong
S. fuliginosa Black Currawong
S. versicolor Grey Currawong

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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