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Grey Butcherbird

Kwadalang sing a harmonious chattering song in pairs or family groups.

Bushland Birds Bushland Heathland

Noongar Names: Kwadalang

Scientific Name: Cracticus torquatus

Conservation Status: Common

Threats: Cat predation, rodenticide

Will they visit?: Grey Butcherbird frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Nests in forks of tree branches

Diet: Frogs, lizards, mice, baby birds, and other small animals

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Grey Butcherbirds help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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