more bb by koalagardens

more bb

The butcher bird is related to the magpie but they are a different breed. The butcher bird has a hooked beak and they are awesome predators which always seems odd when their song is so incredibly beautiful and melodic. Thank you for the many comments and favs that put bb on the PP and TP yesterday, I hope you enjoy this one as much
A pretty bird for sure
July 29th, 2017  
Great whole shot of the bird
July 29th, 2017  
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lovely clear shot with brilliant lighting, he is sitting proud in your capture.
July 29th, 2017  
My first thought was that this was a magpie! Lovely capture.
July 29th, 2017  
Perfect focus, details
July 29th, 2017  
A super shot !
July 29th, 2017  
He look very proud of himself, lovely shot...Fav
July 30th, 2017  
Awesome capture.
July 30th, 2017  
I can never tell the difference between a magpie and a butcher bird!
July 30th, 2017  
@gigiflower besides they are a little smaller, usually the bb have this classic black bib and white stomach - and if still not sure the bb has a very pronounced hook on the end of the upper beak that the maggie doesn't

@rickster549 @tonygig @beryl @seattlite @carole_sandford @lovingandsharing @pyrrhula @laurieewilson thank you all, I don't often get time to try and capture bird photos so I was pleased with this set :)
July 30th, 2017  
He is beautiful in his formal suit of feathers :)
July 30th, 2017  
This is terrific!
July 30th, 2017  
Now I think I must be mixing up the magpie and bb. Does the magpie have a nice warble too?
July 31st, 2017  
@888rachel oh yes both are incredible song birds but have quite a different song to each other and both juveniles are mottled brown - they are very similar birds and of course don't forget the magpie lark adds another level of confusion to telling them all apart :)
This is a bb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PTm2MaACCk&ab_channel=JoanRennie

and this is a magpie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7nwPZrs5sc&ab_channel=hopkinjm
July 31st, 2017  
Great shot
July 31st, 2017  
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