Black Butcherbird

Cracticus quoyi

ML342096951


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James Lambert
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eBird Checklist S88923063
Casuarina Coastal Reserve--Dripstone Park
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Latitude and Longitude -12.3633, 130.8677 Map

Age
Immature
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Foraging or Eating
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

subadult; all light beak and dark brown wings and tail, gape still slightly enlarged and fleshy

Observation details

photographed subadult was foraging in a sparsely-foliaged tree at edge of mangroves and made an attack on a Northern Water Dragon (Tropicagama temporalis) hiding in the leaves; the attack was conducted while hovering and was presumably met with vigorous defence from the agamid as almost immediately after dislodging the lizard from its hiding spot, the butcherbird dropped the lizard to the ground where it remained motionless for a good five minutes more, during which time the butcherbird continued hunting for prey items all about but left the lizard well alone, even though it was easily in view in broad daylight on the ground

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 80D
Lens model
70-300mm
f-stop
f/10.0
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/40 sec
ISO
6400
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
3,611KB
Dimensions
5103 x 3402

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