Grey Butcherbird

Cracticus torquatus (Latham, 1801)

The adult has An upper body that is grey with the underparts white and the face and top of head black with a white stripe around the neck. The wings are grey.

Another of Australia's swooping birds that feature loud cries and swoop at your face if you get to close to their nests

How to identify Cracticus torquatus?

What habitats does Cracticus torquatus live in?

Wooded habitats, including in suburban areas

What is the distribution of Cracticus torquatus?

Widely distributed species endemic to Australia found in all states.

How big does Cracticus torquatus grow?

Body up to 30 cm long

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