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Synonyms for currawong

bluish black fruit-eating bird with a bell-like call

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We know that common native species can nevertheless decline and Bayly and Blumstein say it is possible that currawongs may be having deleterious effects on populations of small birds.
There is firm evidence, though, that pied currawongs spread weeds such as privet, and their greater abundance is not regarded favourably.
Effective long-term control will probably require alteration of habitats to make them less appealing to currawongs and more attractive to small bush birds.
Bayly KL and Blumstein DT (2001) Pied currawongs and the decline of native birds.
Other birds, such as the currawong and galah, have increased greatly, a factor seen by Recher as further evidence of ecological malaise.
THE pied currawong has increased in abundance rather than decreased, and the species has been implicated in the decline of other native bush birds.
But is the increase in currawong numbers really limiting bird populations or are their dastardly depredations exaggerated?
Plants which are heavy nectar-bearers (such as small garden-size grevilleas) and fruit bearers (like blueberry ash) may encourage territorial birds such as noisy miners and pied currawongs.