Pied Currawong
Six subspecies...omnivorous...in
flocks are believed to engage in play.
Strepera graculina
(L 17-20" WS 22-30"
Wt 10-11 oz)
Brisbane 
City Botanic Gardens
15Oct2016
Laminington Nat’l Park 
O’Reilly’s Lodge
20Oct2016
Strepera means noisy;
graculina means
resembles a jackdaw.
The yellow eye is distinctive.
The adolescent Currawong not
exactly stumbling or tripping 
is parrot-like as a junior, a 
hopper and stepper in 
the art of stalking and hunting. 
(martin challis)