Birds at the RBG #2: Grey Butcherbird

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

It’s Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) breeding season at the Royal Botanic Garden here in Sydney!

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) juvenile

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) juvenile

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) juvenile

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) juvenile

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) and juvenile

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) and juvenile

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)

 

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) juveniles

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) juveniles

 

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) juveniles

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) juveniles

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

A Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) feeds its young

Feeding time

Feeding time

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

Grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) with young

Taking a short break before resuming the hunt

Taking a short break before resuming the hunt

Taking a short break before resuming the hunt

Taking a short break before resuming the hunt

Useful links:
Birds at the RBG #1: White ibis
Birds at the RBG #3: Powerful owl
Birds at the RBG #4: Sulphur-crested cockatoo

Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmania
Birds in backyards
History of the Royal Botanic Garden

Date: 16 October 2014
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Sunny
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.

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