Black Butcherbird
Cracticus quoyi
(L 12.2-"17.3)
Cairns Centenary Lakes
In Australia, Indonesia, and Papua
New Guinea...related to the
Australian Magpie.
Cattana Wetlands
Cairns, Australia
Cracticus in Greek means to
shriek like a raven.
The Butcherbird’s a cruel bird and all to him a stranger 
And at nesting time he risk his life to keep his young from danger 
He chase away all others birds the cruelest of the crueler 
And in his own corner of the wood the Butcherbird is ruler.
(Francis Duggan)