FW: Butcherbird

To: 'Dr David Rosalky' <>
Subject: FW: Butcherbird
From: Nicki Taws <>
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2019 19:47:07 +0000

Hi David


Sounds like a Grey Butcherbird to me. From my experience Canberra GBBs are less melodious than others I have heard in Vic and Qld.




Nicki Taws

0408 210736




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?

David Rosalky


From: David Rosalky <>
Sent: Sunday, 27 October 2019 8:18 PM
To: David Rosalky <>
Subject: Butcherbird


Sent from my Huawei phone

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