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Intermediate sizeCracticus torquatus

2 Grey Butcherbird at Red Hill Nature Reserve

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Cracticus torquatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 May 2019
Cracticus torquatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 May 2019
Cracticus torquatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 May 2019
Cracticus torquatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 May 2019
Cracticus torquatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 May 2019

Identification history

Intermediate size Cracticus torquatus 17 May 2019 Illilanga
Intermediate size Cracticus torquatus 16 May 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I wondered if the bird was looking for a convenient broken branch or thorn-like protrusion on the tree to act as a hook so the bird could more easily tear at the lizard’s flesh. Once the butcherbird was doing something on a vertical branch but its beak was behind the branch and I could not move around to obtain a better shot. The lizard emerged still in one piece so I am not sure the bird had found its “hook”.

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Nearby Sightings

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Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2019 Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Oct 2019 Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Sep 2019 Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jun 2019 Melangyna sp. (genus) (Hover Fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jun 2019 Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jun 2019 Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Jun 2019 Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Jun 2019 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jan 2019 Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2018 Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping Sheoak) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2018 Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2018 Dipodium punctatum (Blotched hyacinth orchid) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Dec 2017 Dipodium punctatum (Blotched hyacinth orchid) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2016 Swainsona sericea (Silky swainson-pea) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2010
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2019
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Oct 2019
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Sep 2019
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jun 2019
Melangyna sp. (genus) (Hover Fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jun 2019
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jun 2019
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Jun 2019
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Jun 2019
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jan 2019
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2018
Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping Sheoak) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2018
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2018
Dipodium punctatum (Blotched hyacinth orchid) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Dec 2017
Dipodium punctatum (Blotched hyacinth orchid) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2016
Swainsona sericea (Silky swainson-pea) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2010

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 11 May 2019 12:26 PM Recorded on
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