Genus Cracticus


Hooded Butcherbird - The Hooded Butcherbird was first described by Dutch naturalist Pieter Boddaert in 1783, its specific epithet cassicus derived from the Latin "wearing a helmet" or "hood". It is one of six members of the genus Cracticus known as butcherbirds. Two subspecies are recognised; The nominate race cassicus is found on mainland New Guinea and islands to the west, as well as Kairiru, Mushu and Basilaki Islands, while the larger race hercules occurs on the D'entrecasteaux Archipelago and Trobriand Islands.


Black-backed Butcher Bird - The Black-backed Butcherbird is a species of bird in the Cracticidae family. It is found in Papua New Guinea Indonesia, and northern Queensland in Australia.

Pied Butcherbird - It is common in woodlands and in urban environments. Its diet consists mostly of small vertebrates and insects. They have been known to accept food from humans.

Grey Butcherbird - Other birds in the same family include the Australian Magpie, the Currawongs, Woodswallows and other members of the Butcherbird genus Cracticus.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cracticidae
Genus : Cracticus