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.
Watch out for the next Bruny Island Bird Festival, (date TBA).
The Black Currawong (Strepera fuliginosa) is a bird endemic to Tasmania. It is a medium size bird that can grow up to 50cm long.
The Black Currawong prefers wet eucalypt forests and rainforests in the highlands. It makes its nest high up in trees.
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.
The Black Currawong is not endangered.