Black Butcherbird song

Black Butcherbird song
Species: Black Butcherbird   Melloria quoyi
Subspecies: rufescens
Author: Phil Gregory
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Added to IBC: 30 Jun 2016 - 08:15
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Altitude (m): 
358 meters


This adult camea and sat right by me on the veranda and began to sing, with the mate calling occasionally nearby. It wanted some cheese, and was duly rewarded!

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Phil Gregory, IBC1245607. Accessible at

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Phil Gregory, IBC1245607. Sound recording of Black Butcherbird Melloria quoyi at Cassowary House, Australia. Accessible at

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