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  • Grey Butcherbird

  • Cracticus torquatus
  • The adult Grey Butcherbird has a black crown and face and a grey back, with a thin white collar and white throat. The wings are grey, with large areas of white and the underparts are white. The grey and black bill is large, with a small hook at the tip of the upper bill. The eye is dark brown and the legs and feet are dark grey. Both sexes are similar in plumage, but the females are slightly smaller than the males. Young Grey Butcherbirds resemble adults, but have black areas replaced with olive-brown and a buff wash on the white areas. The bill is completely dark grey and often lacks an obvious hook.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=46
  • Song link
  • http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/sites/www.birdsinbackyards.net/files/factsheets/audio/cracticus-torquatus.mp3
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Grey Butcherbird

  • The adult Grey Butcherbird has a black crown and face and a grey back, with a thin white collar and white throat. The wings are grey, with large areas of white and the underparts are white. The grey and black bill is large, with a small hook at the tip of the upper bill. The eye is dark brown and the legs and feet are dark grey. Both sexes are similar in plumage, but the females are slightly smaller than the males. Young Grey Butcherbirds resemble adults, but have black areas replaced with olive-brown and a buff wash on the white areas. The bill is completely dark grey and often lacks an obvious hook.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Cracticus torquatus
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 702
  • Size
  • 28-32cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/sites/www.birdsinbackyards.net/files/factsheets/audio/cracticus-torquatus.mp3
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=46
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/grey-butcherbird