- any of several large black-and-white passerine birds of the genus Strepera, of Australia, having a resounding bell-like voice.
Origin of currawong
First recorded in 1925–30, currawong is from the Dharuk word gu-ra-wa-ruŋ
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- any Australian crowlike songbird of the genus Strepera, having black, grey, and white plumage: family CracticidaeAlso called: bell magpie
Word Origin for currawong
from a native Australian name
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