Birds at the AALBG

Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus)

Black-faced Woodswallows, widespread over most of arid Australia, are one species of a small group of birds found in parts of South East Asia as well as in Australia. Insects, which they often capture on the wing, form the major part of their diet. Chattering pairs or small flocks can often be seen perched in dead Mulgas or Myalls or angrily mobbing larger birds like hawks, ravens, crows and eagles. They breed in late spring and early summer, or after substantial rain. mating is preceded by a great deal of mutual wing-waving and tail-rotating.

Distribution of the Black-faced Woodswallow in Australia.

Distribution Map

Black-faced Woodswallow

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