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Cracticus 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

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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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Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Aug 2020 by LisaH
Lepidosperma laterale (Variable Sword Sedge) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Jun 2020 by JackyF
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Jun 2020 by JackyF
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 May 2020 by TomT
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Laetiporus portentosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
zz bolete at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Jan 2020 by Ct1000
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Sep 2019 by LisaH
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jun 2019 by LisaH
Melangyna sp. (genus) (Hover Fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jun 2019 by LisaH
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jun 2019 by LisaH
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Jun 2019 by LisaH
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Jun 2019 by LisaH
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jan 2019 by KL
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2018 by KL
Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping Sheoak) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2018 by JackyF
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2018 by JackyF
Swainsona sericea (Silky swainson-pea) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2010 by MichaelMulvaney

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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