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Grey butcherbirds, much like ravens, are meat-loving birds that aren't afraid to come near to our homes and gardens. in fact, our backyards are often a treasure trove for these 🐦 that eat 🐞, 🐛, 🐁, lizards, skinks and other small critters.
birds like the grey butcherbird are not only garden visitors but are also attracted to our streets, where they can scavenge on road kill. this may not sound too appealing, but it's actually a useful job the grey butcherbird performs for us. it helps keep our environment clean and healthy by ♻ nutrients back into the soil.
grey butcherbirds have a dark side. many small birds tremble in fear when they hear the beautiful, rollicking call of this bird, which it often performs in a duet. that's because small birds, their chicks and eggs are on the menu of the grey butcherbird.
butcherbirds get their name from their gruesome way of feeding. the grey butcherbird'۪s mean-looking hooked beak gives you a clue. when they catch prey, they hang it off a branch or tree fork, and hack the meat away, just like a butcher. it also hangs uneaten food in the fork of a branch or impaled on a twig (their 'larder') and comes back to eat the leftovers later.
grey butcherbirds will also occasionally eat 🍎 and seeds, which you may see them hunting for in your garden.
grey butcherbirds have a wide variety of rich, melodious calls.