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Juvenile grey butcherbird The grey butcherbird range is from mid-eastern Queensland, down through New South Wales to southern Australia (including Tasmania) and over to northern Western Australia - so a widespread species. They can be found in a range of wooded habitats and occasionally in semi-suburban gardens. <br />
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Young of this species resemble adults in form, but have black areas replaced with olive-brown and a cream/yellow on the white areas. <br />
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Juvenile grey butcherbird

The grey butcherbird range is from mid-eastern Queensland, down through New South Wales to southern Australia (including Tasmania) and over to northern Western Australia - so a widespread species. They can be found in a range of wooded habitats and occasionally in semi-suburban gardens.

Young of this species resemble adults in form, but have black areas replaced with olive-brown and a cream/yellow on the white areas.

20 cm length

    comments (3)

  1. Such a nice sight! Posted 6 months ago
    1. It's the first juvenile I've seen - and was amazed at it's bravado (naivety?). Posted 6 months ago
  2. Young and ready. I love the butcher birds song. Posted 6 months ago

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The grey butcherbird is a widely distributed species endemic to Australia. It occurs in a range of different habitats including arid, semi-arid and temperate zones. It is found across southern Australia, but is absent from the deserts of central Australia and the monsoon tropics of northern Australia.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Mar 19, 2021. Captured Mar 19, 2021 15:03 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO320
  • 105mm