Mature Grey Butcherbird

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: Mature Grey Butcherbird
From: Ruth Cully <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 02:57:57 +0000

I used to hear one a couple of years ago. Then about two months ago a grey butcherbird started daily visits to my bird bath. It was after I scrubbed out the bowl - I've heard they prefer clean water. The other birds steer well clear of him...  

Ruth Cully


From: John Layton <>
Sent: Monday, 11 June 2018 12:33 PM
To: Canberra birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Mature Grey Butcherbird

Perched five metres from our back door yesterday afternoon before flying off to a new vantage point. Only the second one of the species I’ve recorded in our garden in over thirty years.


John Layton


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