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Silver-backed Butcherbird

(Cracticus argenteus)
Size: 26-30 cm
Weight: 70-120 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Silver-backed Butcherbird at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "argenteus"

ADULT

MALE

Near-dorsal view of a male Silver-backed Butcherbird, with a clear view of its silvery-grey back
(photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[SW of Derby, WA, July 2010]

Race "colletti"

ADULT

MALE

Lateral/ventral view of a male Silver-backed Butcherbird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Knuckey Lagoon, Darwin, NT, July 2012]

Lateral/ventral view of a male Silver-backed Butcherbird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Knuckey Lagoon, Darwin, NT, July 2012]

Dorsal view of a male Silver-backed Butcherbird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

FEMALE

Lateral/ventral view of a female(?) Silver-backed Butcherbird (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Marlow Lagoon, Palmerston, NT, February 2019]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-frontal view of a juvenile Silver-backed Butcherbird (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Marlow Lagoon, Palmerston, NT, February 2019]

Dorsal view of a juvenile Silver-backed Butcherbird (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Marlow Lagoon, Palmerston, NT, February 2019]

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