Black Butcherbird

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Subject: Black Butcherbird
From: "Phil & Sue Gregory" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:33:51 +1000
The Black Butcherbirds here at Kuranda also have rufous young which change 
gradually to black, and personally I doubt the existence of a rufous morph as 
such, I suspect it's one of those things that gets into the literature and then 
stays there. It is possible they might breed in subadult plumage I suppose, but 
I would expect them to moult into black plumage later. 
Phil Gregory

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