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Australian Currawongs, Magpies, Butcherbirds



FAMILY : Currawongs, Magpies, Butcherbirds

Black Butcherbird
(Cracticus quoyi)
Black Butcherbird
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. Click to continue>
Black-backed Butcherbird
(Cracticus mentalis)
Black-backed Butcherbird
The Black-backed Butcherbird is a black and white butcherbird from Cape York Peninsula. The head and back of neck is black, the back and upper surface of tail is black. It has a narrow white collar separating the black on head and back. The wings... Click to continue>
Grey Butcher Bird
(Cracticus torquatus)
Grey Butcher Bird
The Grey Butcher Bird has a black head and face. The back and wings are grey, with large areas of white and the under parts are white. The bill is large, with a small hook at the tip of the upper bill. Yung Grey Butcherbirds resemble adults, but... Click to continue>
Pied Butcher Bird
(Cracticus nigrogularis)
Pied Butcher Bird
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. Click to continue>
Australian Magpie
(Gymnorhina tibicen)
Australian Magpie
The Australian Magpie is a common black and white bird. The neck, upper tail and shoulder are white in males, pale grey in females. In northern parts of Australia the back is black. In southern areas an Tasmania the back is white. The eye is brown. Click to continue>
Black Currawong
(Strepera fuliginosa)
Black Currawong
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Black-winged Currawong
(Strepera versicolor melanoptera)
Black-winged Currawong
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Clinking Currawong
(Strepera versicolor arguta)
Clinking Currawong
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Grey Currawong
(Strepera versicolor plumbea)
Grey Currawong
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Grey Currawong
(Strepera versicolor versicolor)
Grey Currawong
The Grey Currawong has six subspecies. They are all dark birds varying from grey to grey-brown to grey-black. They all have a white-tipped tail and yellow eye. Some subspecies have white markings on the wings. Click to continue>
Pied Currawong
(Strepera graculina)
Pied Currawong
The Pied Currawong is a crow-sized black bird, with a bright yellow eye and white patch under tail. Click to continue>


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