The Grey Butcherbird with its black crown, face and back with a thin white collar is native to Australia. Its wings are grey and it has a white underbelly. It lives in arid, semi-arid and temperate areas across the continent. Its large grey and black bill has a small hook at the end of the upper bill. Both sexes look similar but the girls are a little bit smaller. They are aggressive predators eating small animals including other birds, insects, lizards and some fruit and seeds… all round a very balanced diet. They make bowl-shaped nests lined with grass and soft fibres and while the mother incubates her eggs, the chicks are fed by both parents ♥ They are often mistaken with the kingfisher bird. I have one who visits my garden every few weeks. I am very privileged in the bird department.
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