The Pink-tailed Pied Currawong

Cathy Sexton a blog follower of mine, from Woolgoolga on the NSW north coast has shared a most interesting and most rare mutation in one Pied Currawong which daily visits her bird bath for refreshment. We have been unsuccessful in finding any records of such a mutation. You may remember in January 2018 we posted the amazing find of the Leucistic Pied Currawong with her two youngsters in Sydney Botanic Gardens which brought immediate interest from all over the world. 

These images were extracted from Cathy’s movie clip files. Here is what Cathy found visiting her daily…

I chose this video clip because it showed the pink mutation alongside the normal Pied Currawong.

If you know anything of this surprising mutation occurring here or elsewhere in other species please let us know by email at the foot of this page and I will forward on to Cathy. Cathy confirms that the plumage is genuine pink and not dipped in pink paint as we all first thought to be a possibility.

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Please Note: these images remain the copyright of Cathy Sexton and are only to be used with her permission.

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