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The Pied Butcherbird is a medium-sized black and white bird. It has a full black hood, dark brown eye and long, hooked, grey and black bill. It has a broad white collar that goes all around its neck and a black bib (throat area). The rest of the underparts are white and the legs are black. The upper parts are mostly black, with large patches of white on the wings and rump. In flight, the white corners of the otherwise black tail are easily seen. Both sexes have identical plumage, but the male is slightly larger than the female. Young Pied Butcherbirds are generally duller than the adults are. The areas of black are replaced with brown and white areas are washed with buff. The birds also have an ill-defined bib, which becomes more distinct with age.
The Pied Butcherbird’s voice is a beautiful, melodious fluting, sometimes given in turn by several individuals.
Canon 7D, 150 – 500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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pied butcherbird, cracticus nigrogularis, australian, native bird, byron bay, northern rivers, juvenile, feed, feeding

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Superbly captured well done.

  • Many thanks Julie!

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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 1 year ago

    Super detailed capture Debs.

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    Natures Paintbrush Group
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