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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Species affected included rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus), scaly breasted lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), southern boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae), laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), crested tern (Thalasseus bergii), crested pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Torresian crow (Corvus orru), and grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) (Table 2).
In tropical Australia, the most frequently killed native species are the northern brown bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus), the mountain brushtail possum (Trichosurus cunninghami) and the Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen) (Taylor & Goldingay, 2004).
Other animals featuring in songs recorded to date include the Oenpelli Python (Morelia oenpelliensis ), a goanna ( Varanus panoptes), Long Neck Turtle (Chelodina rugosa) as well as numerous bird species such as the Partridge Pigeon (Geophaps smithii) and the Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus).