|Pied Butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis, Bourke, New South Wales.|
Butcherbirds are never shy and retiring!
|Black-backed Magpie, Canberra. No bluffing involved!|
|Magpie, Barcelona (it was very early in the morning!).|
These are a true crow, family Corvidae.
|Common Fiscal Lanius collaris, Cameroon.|
This is a large conspicuous shrike, found throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa.
|Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca, Longreach Queensland.|
This is a large aberrant monarch flycatcher, whose pugnacity often extends to its own reflection.
|Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys.This fantail (family Rhipiduridae) is small but entirely fearless, including taking on any of the |
Australian Big Black-and-White Boys featured above!
|African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp, Murchison Falls Uganda,|
another conspicuous bold small bird.
|American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus, Isla de Chiloé, Chile.|
Oystercatchers are either black or pied, and make no attempt at hiding, except when breeding.
|White-cheeked Honeyeater Phylidonyris niger, Lesueur National Park, Western Australia.|
Members of this genus are especially aggressive and direct in defence of 'their' flowering bush.
|Chequered Swallowtail Papilio demoleus, Muttaburra, central Queensland.|
This is a widespread species known by other common names elsewhere in the world.
Interestingly it is described as 'aggressive' (to other butterflies) so I've included it here.
|Patagonian Hog-nosed Skunk Conepatus humboldtii, Strait of Magellan, Chile.|
|Black and White Tiger Moths Spilosoma glatignyi, Big Badja Mountain, southern New South Wales.|
|Pierid butterfly, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.|
I bet it's toxic too, but I haven't tried it...