MASKED WOODSWALLOW FACTS
The Masked Woodswallow is a grey woodswallow. The wings and tail are mid grey, and the underside is pale grey. Males have black face from above eye down to throat, and narrow pale band separating the black patch from the grey back and chest.. Females have dark grey face patch instead of black. The tail is grey with white tip. It may be confused with the Black-faced Woodswallow (A. cinereus) which has much smaller black face patch. Juveniles are grey brown with pale streaks.
dry forest, woodland
nest is made of grass in tree hollow or branch
nomadic bird sometimes found in western parts of Australia, and a vagrant to Tasmania. Also found in New Zealand.
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:||Masked Woodswallow|
Relatives in same Genus
Black-faced Woodswallow (A. cinereus)
Dusky Woodswallow (A. cyanopterus)
White-breasted Woodswallow (A. leucorynchus)
Little Woodswallow (A. minor)
White-browed Woodswallow (A. superciliosus)