The Pied Currawong is a mostly black bird with bright yellow eyes. They have little patches of white in their tails and a small patch near the tip of each wing only visible when in flight. Both male and female Currawongs look similar but sometimes the girls are bit greyer. They are native to eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island and are related to and sometimes mistaken for butcherbirds and the Australian Magpie. They eat lizards, insects, caterpillars and berries. When I was a child they used to eat red berries in our backyard and if the berries were too ripe they’d get drunk flying into the windows and staggering around the backyard. It was too funny ♥
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