Predation by Pied Butcherbird

A contact in the Cooranbong area supplied this image with a report of a Pied Butcherbird attempting to take a Peaceful Dove and then successfully killing and eating the intestines from this Bar-shouldered Dove.
HANZAB certainly references PBs taking small passerines like House Sparrow and Double-Barred Finch, but this seems like an unusually large prey item?
Graeme Stevens 


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