Butcherbird

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Recently observed and photographed was this butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeding a jacky lizard (Amphibolurus muricatus) to its young. The clever butcherbird wedged the head of the lizard in the fork of a branch (as shown in the photos) so that it could tear at the lizards skin.

Photos by Harrison Warne.

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  1. Liz Allen
    Liz Allen says:

    Harrison,I think these photos might be of interest to Dr. Richard Peters at Latrobe university.He has written a scientific paper on Avian predation of jacky lizards.[Kookaburra in my garden was the culprit].
    Liz

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