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Grey Currawong

Strepera versicolor (Latham, 1801)

The Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor) is a large passerine bird native to southern Australia and Tasmania. One of three currawong species in the genus Strepera, it is closely related to the butcherbirds and Australian Magpie of the family Artamidae. It is a large crow-like bird, around 48 cm (19 in) long on average, with yellow irises, and a heavy bill, and dark plumage with white undertail and wing patches. The male and female are similar in appearance. Six subspecies are recognised and are distinguished by overall plumage colour, which ranges from slate-grey for the nominate from New South Wales and eastern Victoria and subspecies plumbea from Western Australia, to sooty black for the Clinking Currawong of Tasmania and subspecies halmaturina from Kangaroo Island. All Grey Currawongs have a loud distinctive ringing or clinking call. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Artamidae
Genus:
  Strepera

Scientific:
  Strepera versicolor

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.xxv

Protonym:
  C[orvus] versicolor

Avibase ID:
  B7717F2A21DBFEFB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B7717F2A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 563153

Geographic range:

  • Strepera versicolor versicolor: SE Australia (Hunter R., NSW to s and sw Victoria)
  • Strepera versicolor plumbea: S Western Australia to nw and far sw South Australia
  • Strepera versicolor arguta: Eastern Tasmania
  • Strepera versicolor melanoptera: Southeast South Australia and adj. sw NSW and nw Victoria
  • Strepera versicolor intermedia: S-central South Australia to Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas
  • Strepera versicolor halmaturina: Kangaroo I. (South Australia)
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English:
Grey Currawong
Czech:
flétňák bělořitý
German:
Rußwürgerkrähe
Danish:
Grå Currawong
Spanish:
Verdugo Cenizo
Finnish:
nokihuilukorppi
French:
Réveilleur cendré
Italian:
Currawong grigio
Japanese:
haiirofuegarasu
Japanese:
ハイイロフエガラス
Dutch:
Grijze Klauwierkraai
Norwegian:
Sotkurrawong
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sotkurrawong
Polish:
kurawonga zmienna
Russian:
Серая ворона-флейтист
Slovak:
vrieskavec koledník
Swedish:
grå kurrawong
Ukrainian:
Куравонг сірий
Chinese:
灰噪钟鹊


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Réveilleur cendré ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Réveilleur cendré ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Gray Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Gray Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Gray Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Gray Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Gray Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Gray Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Strepera versicolor [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Strepera versicolor [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Strepera versicolor [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Grey Currawong ( Strepera versicolor) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Strepera versicolor [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Strepera versicolor [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: carnisser cendrós
Czech: flétňák bělořitý, Flétnák úzkozobý
Danish: Grå Currawong
German: Rußkrähenstar, Rußwürg, Rußwürgerkrähe, Russ-Würgerkrähe, Schlankschnabel-Würgerkrähe
English: Common Currawong, Gray Currawong, Grey Currawong
English (IOC): Grey Currawong
Spanish: Currawong Gris, Verdugo Cenizo
Spanish (Spain): Verdugo Cenizo
Spanish (HBW): Gray Currawong
Estonian: hall-karravong
Finnish: Nokihuilukorppi
French: Calibé cendré, Réveilleur cendré
Hungarian: szürke rablóvarjú
Italian: Cornacchia sibilante grigia, Currawong grigio
Japanese: haiirofuegarasu
Japanese: ハイイロフエガラス
Scientific: C[orvus] versicolor, Strepera versicolor, Strepera versicolor versicolor
Lithuanian: pilkoji fleitinė varna
Dutch: Grijze Klauwierkraai
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sotkurrawong
Norwegian: Sotkurrawong
Polish: kurawonga zmienna
Russian: Серая ворона-флейтист
Slovak: vrieskavec koledník
Serbian: Sivi kuravong
Swedish: Grå kurrawong
Ukrainian: Куравонг сірий
Chinese: 灰噪钟鹊
Chinese (Traditional): 灰噪鐘鵲

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