I have always thought...

white birds
I have always thought that stars turn into white birds in the morning light
& sleep with their heads under their wings
until the dusk begins to walk through the streets.
- storypeople

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Young Butcher Bird

I just love taking photos of the little butcher bird!
Not sure why!
Admittedly, the butcher bird has a rather bad reputation for preying on small animals.
There are even stories that it will attack small caged birds - like budgerigars.
This photo is of a young grey butcher bird.
When it's an adult, the crown will be distinctly black and the hooked beak will be more pronounced.

Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot


Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Nice shot! Looks like he's posing for you.

eileeninmd said...

Cool bird, your Butcher Bird must be similar to the Shrike seen here. They can be a terror. Awesome photo!

Anonymous said...

Nice capture of this little guy!

Anni said...

Incredible. Such a great close up image. And your commentary upon its adult stage was very informative. I can see why you like photographing one like this, they're quite handsome.

Gary said...

Great close up!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

NatureFootstep said...

it is a strong beak so the name might be suitable. But it looks very sweet. Nice shot.

HansHB said...

A great post of a cute bird!
Well done!

Anna - Mitt liv i vitt said...

Lovely picture.
I'm impressed.
Thank you for your nice comment about my picture.
Have a great week!

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