A White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus) perched at its nest on the foreshore of the lagoon between MacMasters and Copacabana beach on the central coast of New South Wales, Australia
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White-breasted Woodswallow is just one of more than 210 bird species found in Lake Awoonga, Central Queensland.
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White-breasted Woodswallow in flight, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
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The White-breasted Woodswallow has a grey head, throat, back and wings. The chest and belly are white. The underside of the wings is white. The tail is dark. It is the only woodswallow with all white chest and belly. Juveniles have light underside, but are more brown above and streaked with white. Often seen in flocks of dozens of birds, and may roost in colonies.
forest, woodland, mangroves, riverside forest
insects, also nectar
nest is a cup made of twigs and grass made in a tree fork or hollow. Lays three or four pale eggs with fine spots
found throughout Queensland, most of New South Wales and Victoria except most southern parts; Northern Territory, eastern parts of South Australia, and tropical 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
|Common Name:||White-breasted Woodswallow|
Relatives in same Genus
Black-faced Woodswallow (A. cinereus)
Dusky Woodswallow (A. cyanopterus)
Little Woodswallow (A. minor)
Masked Woodswallow (A. personatus)
White-browed Woodswallow (A. superciliosus)