THE GREY BUTCHERBIRD

Main photograph by Ken Cubbon

The Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) is a widely distributed species endemic to Australia. The Grey Butcherbird occurs in a range of different habitats including arid, semi-arid and temperate zones. It has a characteristic “rollicking” birdsong. It appears to be adapting well to city living, and can be encountered in the suburbs of many Australian cities including Sydney and Brisbane. The Grey Butcherbird preys on small vertebrates including other birds.

Other birds in the same family include the Australian Magpie, the Currawongs, Woodswallows and other members of the Butcherbird genus Cracticus.

Information below main photograph Sourced from Wikipedia.

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5 thoughts on “THE GREY BUTCHERBIRD

  1. Thank you for your comment, though I have never seen them attack other birds, I have been told from neighbors of their exploits. These birds are a regular visitor to my place along with their cousin the magpie and currawong and seem to be friendly, but cautious.

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