Grey Butcherbird

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Subject: Grey Butcherbird
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 03:15:32 +0000

A pair is showing signs of nesting in the small neighbourhood park of Rocky Knob.  They are of a confiding nature, coming to the backdoor for a scrap of flung meat.  Below snap taken just now of the pair in the Feijoa tree from 2m away.  The upper out of focus bird has the dusky plumage of a younger bird.  Their catching ability while on the wing is remarkable.  A piece of flung mince from 2m is taken at the mid-point (ie 1m from the flinger)and the bird is able to reverse direction with a couple of wingbeats before flying quickly away..


A small bird perched on a tree branch

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