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While wandering the Cradle Plateau last September, I came across a Currawong I had met on previous years. Although it isn't apparent in the photograph, he was instantly recognisable due to a pronounced curvature of the beak. As I sat in view of the majestic slopes of Cradle Mountain, he came closer and closer, until he was within touching distance, where he stayed for more than five minutes. I have always found their piercing yellow eyes most captivating.

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