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Cracticus torquatus

Grey Butcherbird at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Cracticus torquatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2019
Cracticus torquatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2019
Cracticus torquatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2019
Cracticus torquatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2019
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Identification history

Cracticus torquatus 6 Dec 2019 Illilanga
Cracticus torquatus 5 Dec 2019 Ct1000

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Author's notes

Adult and juvenile. I observed the adult pick up a cicada which it then demonstrated to the young one how to use the tree to hold it and hit it against. The juvenile then picked up the cicada from the adult and copied the action.

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Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Feb 2021 by JackyF
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Uraba lugens (Gum-leaf Skeletoniser) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Acaena x ovina (Sheep's Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Hackelia suaveolens (Sweet Hounds Tongue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 May 2020 by LisaH
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 May 2020 by LisaH
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 May 2020 by LisaH
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 May 2020 by LisaH
Trametes sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 May 2020 by LisaH
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 May 2020 by LisaH
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Apr 2020 by TexanReptilian
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Apr 2020 by TexanReptilian
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2020 by kieranh
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Feb 2020 by KL
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Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Nov 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2019 by roymcd
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Nov 2019 by JackyF
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Oct 2019 by KL
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2019 by kieranh
Geranium sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2019 by kieranh
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Aug 2019 by LisaH
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Jul 2019 by TomT
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jul 2019 by TomT
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jun 2019 by LisaH
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 May 2019 by LisaH
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2019 by LisaH
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 May 2019 by LisaH
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 May 2019 by TomT
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 May 2019 by TomT
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Apr 2019 by LisaH
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Apr 2019 by LisaH
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Dissomorphia australiaria (Dashed Geometrid) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Mar 2019 by LisaH
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jan 2019 by KL
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2019 by KL
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Jan 2019 by TomT
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Dec 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Dec 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Dec 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Pisolithus sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2018 by JackyF
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Feb 2018 by KL
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Jan 2018 by roymcd
Trichophthalma scapularis (Tangle-vein fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Dec 2017 by roymcd
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Dec 2017 by KL
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Dec 2017 by nath_kay
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Nov 2016 by ACTParks-InvasivePlantsTeam

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 4 Dec 2019 07:10 PM Recorded on
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