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  White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus superciliosus)





White-browed Woodswallow | Artamus superciliosus photo
photographed at O'Reilley's Lamington National Park in the subtropical rainforest hinterland of the Gold Coast, Australia

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



BIRD FACTS

Description
The White-browed Woodswallow is a grey bird with a distinctive white eyebrow. The back and wings are blue grey and the lower breast to under the tail is a rich chestnut brown. The underside of the wings and underside of the tail are pale whitish-grey, with white tail tips. Females are duller than males.

Size
20 cm

Habitat
open forest and woodland

Food
insects, catching them on the wing or foraging in foliage

Breeding
builds a loose shallow nest from twigs, grasses and roots in a tree fork or hollow stump. Lays 2 - 3 eggs.

Range
widespread throughout eastern Australia. It is not found on Cape York Peninsula and rare in WA.



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Artamidae
Genus:Artamus
Species:superciliosus
Common Name:White-browed Woodswallow

Relatives in same Genus
  Black-faced Woodswallow (A. cinereus)
  Dusky Woodswallow (A. cyanopterus)
  White-breasted Woodswallow (A. leucorynchus)
  Little Woodswallow (A. minor)
  Masked Woodswallow (A. personatus)