Black Butcherbird

Scientific Name: 

Cracticus quoyi spaldingi

Black Butcherbird
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Black Butcherbirds are shy so more often than not, you'll hear their beautiful yodelling warble before you see the bird itself. These aren't common visitors to our garden but when they do visit, usually in groups of three or more, Black Butcherbirds are an absolute joy to listen to and observe. They tend to inhabit rainforest, mangroves and adjacent fringes. They most commonly breed between October to December and both parents feed and guard young with help from older young birds.