Black Currawong Strepera fuliginosa
Black Currawong, Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania, Australia, January 2006 - click for larger image Tasmania, Australia
January / February 2006

The Black Currawong is restricted to Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands. It is found mainly in wet forests in the centre and west of the island.

It seems to have a fair amount of dark brown as well as black on the plumage. It has a yellow eye and white tips to its wing and tail feathers. Immatures have a dark eye and yellow gape.

It is distinguished from the Tasmanian race of Grey Currawong S. versicolor arguta by its all black undertail coverts and its massive black bill with a noticable hook on the upper mandible.

Black Currawong, Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania, Australia, January 2006 - click for larger image
Black Currawong, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
Previous Page Back to Index Next Page

If you do not see a menu on the left, you may have arrived at this page from another site. Please click Home to get to my main page. Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites