The Grey Butcherbird is a widespread species found throughout many parts of Australia. It has the general shape similar to a magpie but the colouring is quite different. I love hearing the rich, deep melodic call of this species.
We often hear the calls of the butcherbird in the distance when we are out in the garden. It doesn’t actually come into our garden all that often. Yesterday was an exception. I had the camera handy and was able to get the photo above before it flew off. It certainly looks as if it is a juvenile Grey Butcherbird, as it hasn’t yet developed the darker black feathers of the adult.
The photo below is of an adult. This was taken while camping at Gluepot Bird Reserve about twelve months ago.