Butcherbirds (Cracticidae)

Black Currawong (Strepera fuliginosa) - HBW 14, p. 341

French: Réveilleur noir German: Tasmanwürgerkrähe Spanish: Verdugo Fuliginoso
Other common names: (Black/Sooty) Bell Magpie, Sooty Currawong/Crow-shrike, Black/Mountain Magpie/Jay

Taxonomy: Coronica fuliginosa Gould, 1837, Tasmania, Australia.
Forms a superspecies with S. graculina; sometimes considered conspecific, but differs in vocalizations. Three subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • colei Mathews, 1916 - King I, in W Bass Strait.
  • parvior Schodde & Mason, 1999 - Furneaux Group, in E Bass Strait.
  • fuliginosa ( Gould, 1837) - Tasmania.