Grey Butcherbird interesting behaviour

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Subject: Grey Butcherbird interesting behaviour
From: D&L Ayliffe <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 20:17:55 +1000
There has been a juvenile grey butcherbird hanging around my area of Fraser on 
the NE side of Mt Rogers for a couple of weeks, more often heard than seen. It 
is a bit of a rarity around here especially one that stays as long as it has.

Yesterday I was shovelling compost into a wheelbarrow and suddenly it appeared 
on the edge of the barrow and proceeded to have a cockroach entree followed by 
several slaters as main course. All within a metre of me! I slowly backed away 
and watched for about 10 minutes as it methodically worked its way across the 
heap of compost in the barrow. It was rich pickings.

Dennis Ayliffe
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