White-winged chough

White-winged chough
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corcoracidae
Genus: Corcorax
Lesson, 1831
Species:
C. melanorhamphos
Binomial name
Corcorax melanorhamphos
(Vieillot, 1817)

The white-winged chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) is one of only two surviving members of the Australian mud-nest builders family, Corcoracidae, and is the only member of the genus Corcorax. It is native to southern and eastern Australia and is an example of convergent evolution as it is only distantly related to the European choughs that it closely resembles in shape, and for which it was named.

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Corcorax melanorhamphos". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22705382A130392282.