White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos)

The White-winged Chough is a common bird in woodland in southeastern Australia and even in some Canberra suburbs. They live in groups consisting of a dominant pair and ‘helpers’ – usually offspring from previous broods, who all take part in raising the young. Groups may co-operate to build a large mud nest and more than one female will lay in it.  The only bird in the world known to practice ‘slavery’ – as they are know to kidnap other birds as helpers from other groups!