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Birds seen in Tasmania/Great Ocean Road (1 Viewer)

mjohnson0728

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Please confirm/identify

1. Pacific Black Duck (with green speculum) - confirm - seen Great Ocean Road
2. ?? - identify - seen Hobart Tasmania
3. Black Currawong - confirm
4. Tasmania Scrubwren - confirm

Thank you in advance.

Michael
 

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Larry Sweetland

Formerly 'Larry Wheatland'
I think you're other id's are ok except the currawong. Presumably it's on Tasmania, and is the local form of Grey Currawong (note white undertail coverts)
 

sicklebill

well-known Cretaceous relic
Australia
Agreed with all including Larry's pick of Grey =Clinking Currawong, the vocally very distinct Tasmanian form.
 

mjh73

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Australia
The top of the bill looks very downcurved on the currawong..... would be good to know location for certain as that looks much better for Pied for me.
 

mjohnson0728

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Birds seen in Sydney and Tasmania

The top of the bill looks very downcurved on the currawong..... would be good to know location for certain as that looks much better for Pied for me.

Sorry guys, this currawong was seen in the botanical gardens cafe grounds in Sydney, so is he the Pied?

Please identify the following currawongs.

Photo 1 & 2 are the same currawong - was seen at the botanical gardens in Hobart.

Photo 3 currawong was seen in the parking lot by Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.

Thank you all for the feedback.

Michael
 

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mjh73

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Australia
Yes, Sydney one is Pied.

The extra photos that are from Tassie illustrate the differences nicely. The first two from Hobart are Grey Currawong 'Clinking ssp.' , and illustrates the rather straight top edge of the bill (which is what made me think your original bird was maybe not from Tas, as it had an obvious curvature which speaks against grey.)

The last bird is a Black Currawong - curvature on top edge of bill similar to pied, and no white vent.
 
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