Predation by Pied Butcherbird

To: Hunterbirding <>
Subject: Predation by Pied Butcherbird
From: Graeme Stevens <>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 02:53:02 +0000

A contact in the Cooranbong area supplied this image with a report of a Pied Butcherbird attempting to take a Peaceful Dove and then successfully killing and eating the intestines from this Bar-shouldered Dove.

HANZAB certainly references PBs taking small passerines like House Sparrow and Double-Barred Finch, but this seems like an unusually large prey item?

Graeme Stevens 



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