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Grey butcherbird        Images © Mark A. Chappell

The butcherbirds are ominous-looking songbirds with long, hooked bills and pardoxically lovely songs.   Grey butcherbirds are widely distributed across most of Australia; these were in northwest New South Wales and in Wollongong, on the coast of NSW.

  • Canon 1D3, 40D, or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens plus 1.4X or 2X extender or 100-400 Mk. II zoom, some with fill-in flash (2009, 2015)