Cracticus


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Noun1.Cracticus - type genus of the Cracticidae: Australian butcherbirds
bird genus - a genus of birds
Cracticidae, family Cracticidae - Australian birds formerly included in the family Laniidae
butcherbird - large carnivorous Australian bird with the shrike-like habit of impaling prey on thorns
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While we were taking our time birdwatching and enjoying the scenery of this sacred place, a pair of Pied Butcherbirds Cracticus nigrogularis were seen regularly taking food back to their nest.
I focused on four bird species, all native and common: Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus, Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala, Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen and Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius.
Bird species observed in three eucalypt species on Deakin Burwood campus Common name Scientific name Guild Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus Nectarivore Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala Nectarivore/insectivore Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen Ground insectivore Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius Ground granivore Number of birds observed/tree species Common name Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Corymbia muelleriana sideroxylon maculata Rainbow Lorikeet 0 30 64 Noisy Miner 6 13 14 Australian Magpie 1 1 0 Eastern Rosella 0 2 0