Wednesday, 11 July 2012

World Bird Wednesday - Pied Putcher Bird

This striking bird is a Pied Butcher Bird.  Not only are they very good locking, they have a wonderful mellow voice.


These pictures were taken outside a friend of mines house in Brisbane.  I was called outside by this bird’s voice.  As you can see I was not the only one who noticed that it was about.  The Noisy Miners in the background mobbed it until it flew off into another garden.  At that time I heard a commotion start in that garden as well.  I can only assume it’s not a very peaceful life being a Pied Butcher Bird!
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Enjoy the birds

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

surrounded! so much for peace and quiet.

heyBJK said...

I love the Butcher birds! I've only seen them in photos, of course, but I love the striking plumage! Nice shots, Stewart!

Connie Smiley said...

My, that's a beauty! Too bad it got chased away.

Andrea said...

They are beautiful, somehow looks like our Oriental magpie robin, which also have lots of wonderful sounds. Sometimes i thought another bird came but actually its still them. That butcher bird is just more white than ours. I wonder why they are called buthers!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Handsome fellows! I can only imagine what they sound like.

darlin said...

Stewart these are such pretty birds, I'm pretty sure I saw them but never got any shots while I was there. The Miners sure are noisy, and those ones I managed to get shots of in Brisbane as well.

Wonderful shots. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Cheers.

NatureFootstep said...

interesting post about great birds. :)

Arija said...

I love the butcherbird's song and noisy miners, although also native and handsome birds in their own right, I could so often wish at Jericho. They have taken over the continent. In days of yore, they were prevalent in Sydney and to the north, now they have taken over Victoria and even inland S.Australia and are very disruptive to our smaller bird population.

Liz said...

Wonderful shots Stewart! I love their song.
You were in Brisbane??