Butcherbirds (Cracticidae)

Black-backed Butcherbird (Cracticus mentalis) - HBW 14, p. 338

French: Cassican à dos noir German: Schwarzrücken-Metzgervogel Spanish: Verdugo Dorsinegro
Other common names: White-throated Butcherbird

Taxonomy: Cracticus mentalis Salvadori and D'Albertis, 1876, south-east New Guinea.
This species and C. torquatus, which form a superspecies, have sometimes been placed in a separate genus, Bulestes. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • mentalis Salvadori & D'Albertis, 1876 - S New Guinea in S Trans-Fly region (Merauke E to Balimo) and SE peninsula (Hall Sound E to Kupiano and inland to Sogeri Plateau).
  • kempi Mathews, 1912 - Cape York Peninsula, in NE Australia.

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