The Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) is a medium-sized songbird native to Australia. It grows about 35 cm (14 in) long and has black and white plumage. The juvenile birds are brown and white. As they mature their brown feathers are replaced by black feathers.
Pied Butcherbirds are common in woodlands and in urban environments. Their diet consists mostly of small vertebrates and insects. They are inquisitive birds and can become quite tame, accepting food from humans.
This one came right up to us as we were picnicking at Lake Samsonvale, north of Brisbane. He was enjoying our left over cooked sweet potatoes.
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