DUSKY WOODSWALLOW FACTS
The Dusky Woodswallow is a brownish grey woodswallow with dark grey wings. The wings have a distinctive white edge is visible when the bird is at rest. The tail is black with white tip. It is very similar to the Little Woodswallow which has darker brown body and does not have white wing edge. It may also be confused with the Black-faced Woodswallow (A. cinereus) which is larger, greyer in colour and has a black face patch. Young birds are greyish brown streaked with whitish colour.
woodland, open forest
insects, some of which it catches on the wing; also feeds on nectar
the nest is a cup made of twigs and grass usually in a tree fork. Lays three or four whitish buff coloured eggs with brownish spots. They may nest in colonies.
Found in eastern half of Queensland mainly below the tropics, most of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and south west corner of Western Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Black-faced Woodswallow (A. cinereus)
White-breasted Woodswallow (A. leucorynchus)
Little Woodswallow (A. minor)
Masked Woodswallow (A. personatus)
White-browed Woodswallow (A. superciliosus)