Sounds like a Grey Butcherbird to me. From my experience Canberra GBBs are less melodious than others I have heard in Vic and Qld.
From: Dr David Rosalky [
Sent: Sunday, 27 October, 2019 8:36 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] FW: Butcherbird
Heard this guy in Sydney this morning. Got a really great concert for a while when I did not have my phone. When (s)he resumed, it was only in snippets and I caught a couple of snippets in the attached file.
Even though I was directly under the tree where the singing was coming from, I could not see the bird and therefore was unable to ID it visually, but I believe the sound was different from a Grey BB, richer and more melodious. I feel that
it was a Pied BB.
Is the attached sound file sufficient for someone to tell me which BB I was listening to?
From: David Rosalky <>
Sent: Sunday, 27 October 2019 8:18 PM
To: David Rosalky <>
Sent from my Huawei phone