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Old Aug 4, 2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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Some of you have been bothered by the 'look' of some of my Butcherbird friends. As they say you can't judge a book by it's cover.
Here is Butcherbird with his friend Magpie...
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Here is Butcherbird with his very good friend Noisy Minor...
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and Butcherbird can look quite cute too...


All shots taken with K20D and Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED

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That last picture makes you want to love him. Nice pictures of some interesting birds!

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I agree, all of them are quite nice, but the last one is really sweet. You got quite a bit of detail in the feathers, well done!
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Default Butcherbird?

Good photos, and interesting what is called a Butcherbird in other parts of the world. Here they call a Loggerhead Shrike a Butcherbird because thet impale their prey on a thorn or other spike to do their butchering.


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Old Aug 5, 2009, 11:37 PM   #7
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Thank You Lou, Harriet and Ed.
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they are not called butcherbirds for nothing
nice try to make them look good though
he looks kinda cute
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Now these look much more friendly. I think it's the poses you'd caught them in before. As, I'm one of the ones that said they looked menacing.

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Yes, that last one is definitely cute (as well as technically excellent) - BUT it also shows that nice little hook on the end of his beak!
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