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The Grey Butcherbird is an Australian native songbird of the family Artamidae. They have a black crown and face, a grey back, and a thin white collar. The wings are grey with large areas of white, and the underparts are white. But unlike the Pied Butcherbird, the grey's have no black bib. In this spotting, it's the easiest way to tell the two species apart. Spotted with my PN buddies Shanna Bignell and Pamela Sai. Thank you both for such a wonderful day :-) More detailed information on this species can be found at a previous spotting, also in Brisbane - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/226...
Boondall Wetlands Reserve - http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environme... The trees in this spotting location are predominantly She-oak (casuarina) and Melaleuca species.
I've added the video so you can hear the beautiful duet of these songbirds. These are Pied Butcherbirds, but the greys sing just as merrily. A long video, but you'll get the idea. 7 minutes in and a Magpie makes an entrance, and also sings a very brief song.