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Cracticus nigrogularis

Pied Butcherbird

(Pied butcherbird)




Cracticus nigrogularis

Common name

Pied butcherbird

Main colour(s)

Black and white

Distinctive feature

Black head and chest with white on the wings, size 32 cm


Cairns, Townsville


This bird likes to be around picnic tables, although it normally would be found in woodland areas. Head and chest are black but wings are black and white, and there are white corners on the end of the tail feathers, underparts are white. Leg and feet black, eyes black, bill grey with black tip. Photograph courtesy of Ian Montgomery,