Sounds & Calls
Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)
The Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina) is a medium-large songbird found in eastern Australia and on Lord Howe Island. This is an adaptable species common in a variety of habitats including rainforest, wet & dry eucalypt forest, woodland, farmland and urban areas. Named for the often-heard “curra-wong” call, Pied Currawongs make a range of other vocalisations including loud ringing calls, gurgles and whistles. This species exhibits quite distinct local dialects, with populations less than fifteen kilometres apart having been recorded with noticeably different calls. In autumn and winter, Pied Currawongs often form flocks, especially if there is a concentration of food around such as a fruiting tree. These feeding flocks often call noisily, creating a rich chorus of whistles and ‘curra-wong’ calls.