Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) - Wiki
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[Photo] Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus), Cheltenham, NSW, Australia. 25 SEP 2005. Author Mike Funnell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mfunnell)
The Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) is a bird native to Australian mangroves. The Grey Butcherbird is found in all state and territories and has a well liked birdsong. It appears to be adapting well to city living, and can be encountered in urban Sydney.
Other birds in the same family include the Australian Magpie and the Pied Butcherbird.
The Silver-Backed Butcherbird (Cracticus argenteus) from Arnhem Land and Northwestern Australia over to Port Hedland, originally described by John Gould in 1841, was later deemed to be a subspecies of the Grey Butcherbird. Recently, however, it has again been redescribed as a separate species.
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