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15 Jan 2018

Drum roll please... the white Pied Currawong has a name!

With over 300 names suggested by the community, naming the leucistic Pied Currawong was a tough gig for our expert panel. They carefully sifted through each name, debated for many hours and finally selected a name that reflected the adoration for this special bird whilst being respectful to the species and environment. So without further ado, may we present to you...

Ms Lucy Marble but formally known as Ms Marble.

The name Lucy in recognition of her rare genetic condition, leucism, and Ms Marble due to her black and white feathers.

What's next for Ms Marble?

Since she lives in the Garden and is always perched up high, she has the best vantage point to help our Rangers oversee activity on the foreshore lawns. She is a natural scout, just take a look at her work.

Ms Marble in the Garden

Rightfully so, Ms Marble is very popular with visitors and staff due to her unique plumage. People from all over the world have shared their photos and sightings of Ms Marble with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

We received an enormous amount of great name suggestions and appreciate everyone that took part in the conversation - even those that proposed Birdy McBirdbeak!

Keep the conversation going

Our community has once again proven that it's one of the brightest and best around the World. From Ireland, America and Asia, Ms Marble's story was shared across the globe thanks to you! Share your snaps of the Garden by tagging @RBGSydney or use the hashtag #RBGSydney and remember to say hello to Ms Marble when you visit next. 

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