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The cracticines have large, straight bills and mostly black, white or grey plumage. All are omnivorous to some degree: the butcherbirds mostly eat meat, Australian Magpies usually forage through short grass looking for worms and other small creatures, currawongs are true omnivores, taking fruit, grain, meat, insects, eggs and nestlings. The female constructs bulky nests from sticks, and both parents help incubate the eggs and raise the young thereafter.
The cracticines, despite their fairly plain, utilitarian appearance, are highly intelligent and have extraordinarily beautiful songs of great subtlety. Particularly noteworthy are the Pied Butcherbird, the Pied Currawong and the Australian Magpie.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http:/​/​en.​wikipedia.​org/​wiki/​Cracticinae
Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus)Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina)

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