A noisy miner tried to intimidate me by swooping from above. What bird is that? Pied Currawongs also have splotches of white on their tail, undertail and wing tips, which are revealed when they fly. Therefore maintaining eye contact, or the illusion that you are, may as previously mentioned aid in deterring them. In fact, if you live in a suburban area, there's every chance that you have some outside right now. Their attack was sustained, noisy and vigorous. I got swooped on by several just within the past few days after being "too close" to the trees. Pied Butcherbird
Other common names: Micky bird, Noisy Mynah, Squeaker, Soldier-bird. Australia is a land like no other, with about one million different native species. The birds aim to threaten or bluff and the intention is only to ward off intruders from their territory. males in their group.