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Black butcherbird        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Black butcherbirds are the largest of the four Australian butcherbird species (grey butcherbird, pied butcherbird and black-backed butcherbird).   Consequently they are among a sought-after species for visiting birders.   Black butcherbirds are a rainforest speces restricted to northeast Queensland.  These were photographed on the Atherton Tableland near Lake Echam.

  • Canon 1D3 or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens or 800 mm IS lens, some with 1.4X extender or 100-400 Mk.II zoom, fill-in flash (2009, 2015, 2016)