|White-winged Chough Corcorax melanorhamphos
February / April 2006
The White-winged Chough is distributed in eastern and south-eastern mainland Australia. It is found in dry forests and on farmland and gardens.
|It is one of the two members of the Australian mudnester family the other being the Apostlebird. Mudnesters are found in groups of about a dozen and do everything communally.They spend most of their time on the ground but roost and nest in trees where they build their mud nests. They fly in short bursts near the ground using slow flaps and glides.|
|The White-winged Chough uses its slender, down-curved bill to probe the ground and leaf litter for the
invertebrates on which it feeds.
It looks mainly black except when flying where it exposes its large white wing patches.
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