Black Butcherbird (Cracticus quoyi)

The Black Butcherbird is found in coastal habitats in north Queensland and the Northern Territory. It is also found in PNG. Butcherbirds feed on lizards, mice, nestlings and the like, they sort of fill the niche that shrikes do in the northern hemisphere. Bird show here filmed in a mangrove swamp near Cape Tribulation in north Queensland.