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Grey Butcherbird (juvenile)

Cracticus torquatus


The juvenile Grey Butcherbird is slightly different from the adult, as the juvenile does not have a black head, instead the head is a dark brown with fine streaks on the forehead and ear-covers and white loral spots that meet the eyes and bill, as well as having an off-white chin and throat. The upperbody is dark brown with streaks, and the uppertail-coverts are also a dark brown and have a brownish colour at the base of the uppertail. Juvenile’s beaks are completely dark grey and often the hook at the tip of the beak is not obvious. (from wikipedia)


Saw this particular juvenile perched on a dead branch of a tree in my backyard close to the house. As it was so close to the house I had to take the photos through the gauze of my back screen door so it wouldn't fly off, hence the reason why the photos look a bit out of focus

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Sydney, NSW, Australia

Spotted on Feb 21, 2018
Submitted on Feb 21, 2018

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