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Grey Butcherbird

Cracticus torquatus (Latham, 1801)

The Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) is a widely distributed species endemic to Australia. The Grey Butcherbird occurs in a range of different habitats including arid, semi-arid and temperate zones. It has a characteristic "rollicking" birdsong. It appears to be adapting well to city living, and can be encountered in the suburbs of many Australian cities including Sydney and Brisbane. The Grey Butcherbird preys on small vertebrates including other birds. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Artamidae
Genus:
  Cracticus

Scientific:
  Cracticus torquatus

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.xviii

Protonym:
  L [anius] torquatus

Avibase ID:
  9CD4E6BB9D55658D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9CD4E6BB

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 559557

Geographic range:

  • Cracticus torquatus torquatus: SE Australia (ne New South Wales to s Victoria)
  • Cracticus torquatus leucopterus: Southern Australia (Pilbara to s South Australia and e Qld.)
  • Cracticus torquatus cinereus: Tasmania
English:
Grey Butcherbird
Czech:
flétňák šedohřbetý
German:
Graurücken-Metzgervogel
Danish:
Grå Slagterfugl
Spanish:
Verdugo Acollarado
Finnish:
huiluvaris
French:
Cassican à collier
Icelandic:
Skímurusti
Italian:
Uccello macellaio grigio
Japanese:
haiiromozugarasu
Japanese:
ハイイロモズガラス
Dutch:
Grijsrugorgelvogel
Norwegian:
Gråryggslakterfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gråryggslaktarfugl
Polish:
srokacz szary
Russian:
Серая птица-мясник
Slovak:
vrieskavec strakoší
Swedish:
grå törnkråka
Ukrainian:
Сорочиця сіроспинна
Chinese:
灰钟鹊


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Cassican à collier ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Gray Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Grey Butcherbird ( Cracticus torquatus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cracticus torquatus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Cracticus [torquatus or argenteus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: carnisser de collar
Czech: flétňák šedohřbetý
Danish: Grå Slagterfugl
German: Graurücken-Krähenstar, Graurücken-Metzgervogel, Graurücken-Würgatzel
English: Gray Butcherbird, Grey Butcherbird
English (IOC): Grey Butcherbird
Spanish: Pájaro Matarife Gris, Verdugo Acollarado
Spanish (Spain): Verdugo Acollarado
Spanish (HBW): Gray Butcherbird
Estonian: hall-leigar
Finnish: Huiluvaris
French: Cassican à collier
Hungarian: örvös fojtógébics
Icelandic: Skímurusti
Italian: Uccello beccaio grigio, Uccello macellaio grigio
Japanese: haiiromozugarasu
Japanese: ハイイロモズガラス
Scientific: Cracticus torquatus, Cracticus torquatus torquatus, L [anius] torquatus
Lithuanian: pilkanugaris fleitininkas
Dutch: Grijsrugorgelvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gråryggslaktarfugl
Norwegian: Gråryggslakterfugl
Polish: srokacz szary
Russian: Серая птица-мясник, сероспинная флейтовая птица
Slovak: vrieskavec strakoší, Vrieskavec strakošovitý
Serbian: Sivi kasapin
Swedish: Grå törnkråka
Ukrainian: Сорочиця сіроспинна
Chinese: 灰钟鹊
Chinese (Traditional): 灰鐘鵲

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