Grey butcherbird

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Subject: Grey butcherbird
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:53:10 +1100

Further to discussion some time ago concerning the apparent increase in grey butcherbirds in the ACT, I saw an adult feeding a dependent young on Farrer Ridge this morning.  A few weeks ago, on Callum Brae, I also encountered 3 or 4 grey butcher birds in an apparent family group, among which were a couple of immatures.


How long does it take for the brown feathers to turn black/grey?


I don’t know whether they have a habit of breeding in the ACT or not, so I have no idea whether this comment is of any significance either.


Margaret Leggoe

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