BLACK-FACED CUCKOO SHRIKE

Spotting the nest in a gum tree next to my house, I wondered which bird was the builder. Within the hour I had two Black Faced Cukoo Shrikes flying in and out of the tree. Although they were very nervous and flew away everytime I looked at them, or moved my truck, they appeared to settle and the female spent time on the nest. Unfortunately, three days later the nest was abandoned, possibly because of my proximity, possibly because of some rather pesky kids!

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