Curranwong Photo Gallery. English: Grey Currawong français: réveilleur cendré, calibé cendré Türkçe: Boz kuravong versicolor plumbea: Common Name: Grey Currawong: Relatives in same Genus Black Currawong (S. fuliginosa) Pied Currawong (S. graculina) Clinking Currawong (S. versicolor arguta) Black-winged Currawong (S. versicolor melanoptera) Grey Currawong (S. versicolor versicolor) Australian Raven Corvus coronoides perplexus 75. All Grey Currawongs have a distinctive, higher pitched, clear, ringing, clinking call. Currawongs are medium-sized perching birds that are native to Australasia. sp., (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) is described from a single grey currawong bird (Strepera versicolour) (subspecies S. v. plumbea) in Western Australia. plumbea).JPG 1,617 × 1,171; 1.04 MB Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor) (8079680964).jpg 960 × 638; 417 KB Grey Currawong Mt Hotham Victoria Australia.jpg 900 × 721; 342 KB The nest is lined with dry grasses. They forage both on the ground and in trees, often on tree trunks using their bills as a probe for insects. Similar to other currawongs in that it is a mainly dark bird with some white markings and a yellow eye, the Grey Currawong is however a highly variable species, with six distinct subspecies throughout its range. Strepera plumbea Gould, 1846 synonym AFD Published in: Gould, J. Breeding in Australasia: s Australia; can be seen in 1 country. Although birds are usually quite easy to see, often they are more difficult to identify. In Tasmania, the 'Black-winged' subspecies can be distinguished from the Black Currawong, S. fuliginosa, by having white in its wings and a less massive beak. Our education programs share knowledge and experience in a friendly hands-on environment with staff and volunteers that know and love Australia's birds and their habitats. The members of BirdLife Australia, along with our supporters and partners, have been powerful advocates for native birds and the conservation of their habitats since 1901. Author: Rongchang Yang, Belinda Brice, Khalid Al Habsi, Aileen Elliot, Una Ryan . The Grey Currawong is known by at least 29 different colloquial names, reflecting the varied nature of the species: it has six different subspecies throughout its range in southern Australia. In the west of its range, the Grey Currawong is the only currawong species to be found. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from a grey currawong (Strepera versicolour plumbea) (Passeriformes: Artamidae) in Western Australia . Your Garden: How to make it a safe haven for birds, Other Areas Nearby: improving the landscape for birds. The 'Clinking Currawong', race arguta, is confined to Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands; the 'Black-winged Currawong', race melanoptera, is found in the mallee districts around the Victorian/South Australian border; the 'Brown Currawong', race intermedia, is found on the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas, South Australia; the race plumbea replaces the nominate in the north-west of South Australia, the south-west of Northern Territory and the southern half of Western Australia; the race halmaturina is confined to Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Currawongs are three species of medium-sized passerine birds belonging to the genus Strepera in the family Cracticidae native to Australasia. Research, monitoring and evaluation underpin all our efforts. 1846, "Descriptions of eleven new species of Australian birds", Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, vol. In Tasmania, the 'Black-winged' subspecies can be distinguished from the Black Currawong, S. fuliginosa, by having white in its wings and a less massive beak. All subspecies have a white-tipped tail. GREY CURRAWONG (western subspecies) Strepera versicolor plumbea . We are also the meeting ground for everyone with an interest in birds from the curious backyard observer to the dedicated research scientist. versicolor S.v. Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum 78. The Grey Currawong is an omnivore, eating small animals such as birds, rodents, frogs as well as eggs, insects, seeds, fruits and carrion (dead animals). Join as a member, volunteer, make a donation or a bequest. Disclaimer: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.ADW doesn't cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. A Photographic Guide to Birds of Australia. Author: Northern Territory Government Created Date: 12/21/2016 21:39:00 Title: Grey Currawong Last modified by: Aveen Ali The Grey Currawong builds a large shallow bowl-shaped nest of sticks in the outer canopy of a tree, usually about 5 m to 15 m above the ground. The H.L. Description southern South Australia and south. Isospora streperae n. sp. In the east, it can be distinguished from the Pied Currawong, S. graculina, by its less robust and less hooked bill, its generally greyer rather than black plumage, and its higher pitched, ringing or 'clinking' call. You will discover the remarkable variety of birds that occur across Australia. Our members' magazine, journals, newsletters, and reports are all world-class. By joining the biggest community of bird lovers in Australia, you can help us make a positive impact on the future of our native birdlife. Sporulated oocysts (n = 32) are spherical to subspherical, with smooth colourless bilayered oocyst wall, 1.0 μm thick (outer layer 0{dot operator}8 μm, inner 0.2 μm thick). It can be distinguished from the similarly sized White-winged Chough, which has a longer tail with no white, a more slender down-curved beak and a red eye. Are there any distinctive features about the bird? We don't want to get you in a flap, but there's less than a month till Christmas! Northern Territory: Critically Endangered. A new species, Isospora streperae n. 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