Hooded Butcherbird

The Hooded Butcherbird was first described by Dutch naturalist Pieter Boddaert in 1783, its specific epithet cassicus derived from the Latin wearing a helmet or hood. It is one of six members of the genus Cracticus known as butcherbirds. Two subspecies are recognised; The nominate race cassicus is found on mainland New Guinea and islands to the west, as well as Kairiru, Mushu and Basilaki Islands, while the larger race hercules occurs on the D'entrecasteaux Archipelago and Trobriand Islands.

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Original source: Lip Kee Yap from Singapore, Republic of SingaporeCamera location
Author: Lip Kee Yap from Singapore, Republic of SingaporeCamera location

The Hooded Butcherbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Hooded Butcherbird (Cracticus cassicus) is a species of passerine bird in the Cracticidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cracticidae
Genus : Cracticus
Species : cassicus
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)