BLACK BUTCHERBIRD FACTS
The Black Butcherbird is the largest butcherbird and is found in tropical coastal Australia. The feathers are all black. The bill is grey with black tip. Juveniles are brown above and paler brown below with reddish streaking on head and back of neck.
rainforest, open forest, mangroves, parks and gardens
insects, small reptiles, small mammals, small birds
The nest is a cup made of sticks built in a tree. The female lays four greyish eggs with brownish spotting.
The Black Butcherbird in tropical eastern Queensland including Cape York Peninsula, and northern parts on Northern Territory
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Black Butcherbird|
Relatives in same Genus
Black-backed Butcherbird (C. mentalis)
Pied Butcher Bird (C. nigrogularis)
Grey Butcher Bird (C. torquatus)