Photographer's Note

Butcherbirds are common in most part of Australia. They are aggressive predators feeding on small animals, including birds, lizards and insects, as well as some fruits and seeds.

They get their name from their habit of hanging captured prey on a hook or in a tree fork, or crevice.

I found this one in my parent's backyard.

Here's what they sound like.

http://birdsinbackyards.net/images/audio/cracticus-torquatus.mp3

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