butcherbird

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butcherbird

1. a shrike, esp one of the genus Lanius
2. any of several Australian magpies of the genus Cracticus that impale their prey on thorns
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The birds of the Australian mediterraneans account for 36% of Australia's terrestrial bird species, including the honey eaters (Meliphagidae), psittacids, such as parrots and cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus), thornbills (Acanthazidae), whistlers (Pachycephala and monarchs [Monarcha]), fly-catching muscicapids, wrens (Malurus), pied butcher bird (Cracticus nigrogularis), and pardalote (Pardalotus).
And the huwmbuwga black butcherbird (Cracticus quoyi) only sings during ebenjip, it is not heard in the bulhenjip season.
1 (0.9%) DE Black Rat Rattus rattus 2 (1.8%) A Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen 7 (6.3%) ACE Feathers, unidentifiable species 11 (9.9%) AC Insects (may include post-deposition additions) 10 (9.0%) C Plant material 1 (0.9%) D Snail shell 1 (0.9%)