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LORD HOWE ISLAND CURRAWONG (Strepera graculina crissalis)
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Lord Howe Island Currawong

A large, mainly black bird, the Currwong on Lord Howe Island is considered a separate sub species to the mainland species. The birds on Lord Howe Island have a larger bill, less white on the body and a different call. They are omnivorous and eat a wide range of native fruits, seeds, snails, lizards, insects and even seabird chicks. Quite curious, they will often hop from branch to branch following walkers along the walking tracks. When nesting in spring they may dive to warn intruders away from their nest.

Length: 46cm 

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