Bruny Island Birdlife - Black Currawong

 

Bruny Island is home to abundant birdlife, including all 12 species endemic to Tasmania. Some are critically endangered, such as the Forty-spotted Pardalote, the Swift Parrot, and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. All 12 endemic species are protected under Tasmania's Nature Conservation Act 2002.

Bruny Island is a popular place for bird watching, and has been named in the top 10 bird watching sites in Australia by Australian Birdlife magazine.

Watch out for the next Bruny Island Bird Festival, (date TBA).

Photos from award winning photographer Rod Hartvigsen of Murranji Photography

 

Black Currawong

The Black Currawong (Strepera fuliginosa) is a bird endemic to Tasmania. It is a medium size bird that can grow up to 50cm long.

Habitat

The Black Currawong prefers wet eucalypt forests and rainforests in the highlands. It makes its nest high up in trees.

Behaviour

The Black Currawong is an omnivore, feeding on young birds, lizards, worms, insects and berries. It can be quite bold and has been known to snatch food from people.

Conservation

The Black Currawong is not endangered.