A Singing Visitor

This is a lovely juvenile pied butcherbird that comes to visit everyday, and in the last few days he has been sitting on the veranda practising his song. Yesterday he was singing close to the door, so I grabbed my camera and cautiously went outside so as not to disturb him. He didn’t seem bothered at all by my being so close and he continued on with his birdsong. Here is a short clip of one of the videos I was able to take of him.

Thanks for making my day little fella! 🙂

6 thoughts on “A Singing Visitor

    1. Thanks Sarah. Yes, I do love my butcherbirds, they’re such great singers. I’m still in pursuit of capturing an adult one singing but so far I can only get the young ones practising.

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  1. Fantastic video catch Sue. It sure is cute as a youngster but one day……….. I have a photo I captured in my yard of an adult carefully stalking my resident Brown Thornbills, the shutter click caused it to move slightly and the Thornbills were gone.

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    1. Thanks Denis. Yes, the pied butcherbirds are beautiful singers, but they are called butcherbirds for a reason. You can see the hooked beak of this little guy quite clearly in the video. Your thornbills were lucky that time!

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