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  • White-winged Chough

  • Corcorax melanorhamphos
  • The White-winged Chough is a large, almost completely black bird. It has a curved beak, a red eye and a large white wing patch, which is seen when the bird is in flight. The bill and legs are black. Both male and female share the same plumage pattern. Young White-winged Choughs start off duskier than the adults, and the eye is brown. They do not reach sexual maturity until four years of age and, during this time, the eye changes from brown to orange and then to red, and the plumage darkens.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=59
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=59&p=237
  • « Back to Catalog
  • White-winged Chough

  • The White-winged Chough is a large, almost completely black bird. It has a curved beak, a red eye and a large white wing patch, which is seen when the bird is in flight. The bill and legs are black. Both male and female share the same plumage pattern. Young White-winged Choughs start off duskier than the adults, and the eye is brown. They do not reach sexual maturity until four years of age and, during this time, the eye changes from brown to orange and then to red, and the plumage darkens.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Corcorax melanorhamphos
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 693
  • Size
  • 45cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=59&p=237
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=59
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/white-winged-chough