Black Butcherbird

Picture of the Black Butcherbird has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
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Author: Magnus KjaergaardCairns, Australia.

The Black Butcherbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black Butcherbird (Cracticus quoyi) is a species of bird in the Cracticidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Cracticus quoyi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. More

Black butcherbird with the remains of a wing in Cairns, Australia. Eating a rhinoceros beetle Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

The Black Butcherbird is a forest skulker, preying mostly on nestlings and other small vertebrates, but also eats fruit, large insects, and crabs.This photo was taken with the camera at 3X optical zoom, no scope. This subspecies differs from others in that it has two morphs, one all black and the other brown. This is a black morph individual. 25 August 2005, Kuranda, QLD, Australia. More

The Black Butcherbird is an all black, rather crow-like bird with a thick silvery bill with a black point. * It is quite common in both the mangroves and rainforest around the Daintree, and often seen around Coconut Beach resort and Marrdja boardwalk, as well as urban areas, such as the Cairns botanical gardens. More

The Black Butcherbird is the largest of Australia's butcherbirds and is a major predator on other small birds and their nestlings. They also feed on frogs, lizards and insects. In typical Butcherbird fashion they wedge their prey in a fork of a branch and strip the flesh off with their hooked bill. More

Black butcherbird with the remains of a wing in Cairns, Australia. Eating a rhinoceros beetle This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors (see full disclaimer) Donate to Wikimedia Related topics: Gray butcherbird Eclairs Sur L'au-Dela... More

Picture of Cracticus quoyi above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Original source: Michael Rosenberg
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cracticidae
Genus : Cracticus
Species : quoyi
Authority : (Lesson, 1827)