The other day I was shocked to see one of my regular pied butcherbird visitors turn up looking like this.
Clearly, the poor bird had just been in some kind of fight, and it looked like it was a vicious one.
I’m happy to say that the bird turned up again the following day and looked nice and clean again. The bird seems fine and is continuing to visit us with the rest of its family. Here are pictures of what the bird looks like now.
It makes me wonder, who was the bird’s opponent and how did they look after the battle?