Please ID this bird - juvenile being fed by currawong

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natasha
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Please ID this bird - juvenile being fed by currawong

Hi everone,

this is my first visit here. We have had a large brown juvenile bird in our neighbourhood lately which is being fed by a currawong. I don't think the youngster is a currawong itself, as it is already much larger than the bird feeding it. It has a lot of cream/light brown/light grey on its neck, head and body, a different shaped beak, and black and white under its wings.

(I have no idea how to put in a photo, so hope this works).

I live in Ashfield, Sydney.

Any ideas what this could be?

Thanks in advance

natasha
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natasha
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Sorry folks - I can't work out the image thing. I give up.

raysimula
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It would be a cuckoo and yhe only one larger than a currawong that I know of is the Channel Billed Cuckoo.
Ray

raysimula
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Try this. http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/finder/display.cfm?id=55 I tried to post the photo but it didn't work.
Ray

natasha
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Thanks Ray! That's the bird exactly!

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