PIED BUTCHER BIRD FACTS
The Pied Butcher Bird is a black and white bird with clear flute-like song. The immatures are brown and white. They live in family groups.
32 - 37 cm
dry woodlands, coastal scrub, treed farmland
Small mammals, birds, eggs, reptiles, insects.
The nest is a bowl of sticks and twigs, lined with grasses and other finer material. It is usually built in an upright tree fork up to 5 m above the ground. Lays 3-5 eggs.
throughout the Australian mainland, with the exception of most of the southern and south-eastern coastline, and the more arid areas of the inland. It is absent from Tasmania.
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:||Pied Butcher Bird|
Relatives in same Genus
Black-backed Butcherbird (C. mentalis)
Black Butcherbird (C. quoyi)
Grey Butcher Bird (C. torquatus)