Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) - HBW 14, p. 338
French: Cassican à gorge noire
Spanish: Verdugo Gorjinegro
Other common names: Black-throated Butcherbird, (Black-throated) Crow-shrike
Taxonomy: Vanga nigrogularis Gould, 1837, New South Wales, Australia.
Forms a superspecies with C. cassicus and C. louisiadensis. Races intergrade in N Queensland (SC Cape York Peninsula S to upper Georgina R and Diamantina R). Geographical variation partly clinal in W (race picatus), with gradual decrease in size from S to N; birds from W & C Australia sometimes recognized as race kalgoorli (described from Kalgoorlie, in S Western Australia), but probably part of this cline. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- picatus Gould, 1848 - N & W Australia E to NW Queensland, S (except in main desert areas) to S Western Australia and NW South Australia.
- nigrogularis ( Gould, 1837) - E Australia from N, C & E Queensland S to E South Australia and N Victoria (Murray R).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
A frontal view of a gaping bird on a wire. Locality Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia (ssp nigrogularis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 17 October 2014 29 weeks ago 26 sec 4.5
An adult drinking on a puddle Locality Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Peter Nash 24 October 2006 9 years ago 48 sec 4.5
A bird perched, looking for food. Locality Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia (ssp nigrogularis)
Josep del Hoyo 28 October 2009 5 years ago 32 sec 4.4
A bird perched on a branch. Locality Terranora Broadwater, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (ssp nigrogularis)
Nick Talbot 12 August 2009 6 years ago 19 sec 4.4
Close-up of a bird perching on a metal frame. Locality Vintage Lakes, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (ssp nigrogularis)
Nick Talbot 4 July 2013 2 years ago 41 sec 4.3
A bird preening and singing softly Locality Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 15 November 2003 8 years ago 28 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 39 photos
Juvenile Pied Butcherbird perched on a post
Locality Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia (ssp nigrogularis)
Lindsay Hansch 4 July 2015 43 weeks ago 4.8
Habituated bird on verandah of golf club.
Locality St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 17 October 2013 1 year ago 4.5
Juvenile with a small meal
Locality Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, Northern Territory, Australia (ssp picatus)
Peter Strauss 11 August 2011 3 years ago 4.4
Bird on a branch , near O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse.
Locality Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia
Cindywutsch 16 November 2002 3 years ago 4.4
Locality Coondiner Pool, Fortescue Marsh, Western Australia, Australia
DrColinTrainor 13 July 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Adult Pied Butcherbird resting on a fence post
Locality Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 4 July 2015 43 weeks ago 4.3
SoundsSee all 9 recordings
Pied Butcherbird early morning call Locality Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
AnitaG 22 November 2012 3 years ago 5
Pied Butcherbird warning call recorded early in the morning Locality Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
AnitaG 21 November 2012 3 years ago 4
A single call. Locality Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia
Josep del Hoyo 28 October 2009 6 years ago 3
Recorded 20141002 at 5.01 am AEST at Oakhampton NSW 2320 Australia
Temp: 6.7 degrees celsius
Bird: Pied Butcherbird.
Distance Locality Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Jane Gurr 2 October 2014 1 year ago 0
A bird calling next to a lake. Locality Banora Green, Banora Point, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 30 June 2014 1 year ago 0
A pair of birds calling from the same tree. Locality Philp Parade, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 1 July 2014 1 year ago 0