I've been having E-mail debates recently with a group of people from Brisbane, and as far away as Colorado and Florida about butcher birds and what they look like. So I doug up this picture of 'scruffy' a butcher bird who visited us every day with his family for a little mince meat, 'Scruffy' was very trusting and let us hand-feed him but not the rest of his flock. Then one day they stopped coming for a year. The following year they returned again for another season and that was it. We have not seen them for over a year.