Marianne CannonThe black-faced cuckoo shrike

The black faced cuckoo shrike – is it a cuckoo or is it a shrike? Why are we talking about this Australian bird and do you have the sort of tree to attract this bird to your garden? Listen to ecologist Sue Stevens talk about this bird and hear its call.[Bird call provided by Tony Bayliss from the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group. www.awsrg.org.au]

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Marianne Cannon

About Marianne Cannon

Marianne Cannon has been broadcasting as Real World Gardener on radio 2RRR 88.5fm in Sydney, since September 2009, and the program is now syndicated to radio stations around Australia. It's about growing your own, the abc of plants, and how to create sustainable gardens to fit into today's environment. Not just a show about plants; it has a strong green and ecological bent, with co-presenters addressing issues such as native animals and plants, water conservation, composting, reducing waste, protecting native species and more.

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  1. We have some land on the Colo River, NW of Sydney and I’ve often heard a bird call I couldn’t identify. Now I know it’s the BFCS. I feel very privileged.

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