LITTLE WOODSWALLOW FACTS
The Little Woodswallow has a dark brown body and dark grey wings. The tail is black with white tip. It is very similar to the Dusky Woodswallow which is significantly larger, has lighter brown body and distinctive white wing edge which is absent in the Little Woodswallow. Young birds are greyish brown streaked with off white. May roost in large groups
12cm - 14cm
found woodland, scrub, vegetated rocky areas
feeds on insects
nest is made of twigs, grass and other plant material in tree hollow or cliff ledge. Lays whitish eggs with small brownish spots.
has scattered distribution across tropical and sub-tropical parts of Australia, including most of Queensland, Northern Territory, northern parts of south Australia, and most of Western Australia except the southern parts.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Little Woodswallow|
Relatives in same Genus
Black-faced Woodswallow (A. cinereus)
Dusky Woodswallow (A. cyanopterus)
White-breasted Woodswallow (A. leucorynchus)
Masked Woodswallow (A. personatus)
White-browed Woodswallow (A. superciliosus)