Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Wild Bird Wednesday 510 - White-browed Woodswallow

The White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus superciliosus) is a summer breeding visitor to my part of Australia.

This pair of birds came down to drink from an agricultural tank when I as in the Mallee this January.  It was one of those chance encounters where you think 'some birds may land here'. So, I just parked the car and waited.

The bird with the more visible eye-stripe is the male. This species hunts insects on the wing and can form large flocks.  But not this time!







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13 comments:

  1. Swallows are returning here these days. Great captures of these two.

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  2. Hari OM
    Not particularly swallow-like - but subtly attractive nonetheless! YAM xx

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  3. Handsome birds with large gapes. This must bee swallow week for both of us. Your birds appear to be morphologically quite distinct from our swallows.

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  4. A handsome male bird Stewart. Thanks for hosting and have a great week ahead

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  5. Cool distinctive bird Stewart

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  6. Great photos!
    Have a blessed day!

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  7. For all those who might be a tad confused, Woodswallows (Artamidae) are not Swallows (Hirundinidae).

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  8. Beautiful photos of the woodswallows. The male is very beautiful.

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  9. Handsome birds! We don’t have them here.

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  10. Good show, Stewart, on taking advantage of a potential landing place and scoring!

    What interesting birds! Despite the name, appears to be more related to butcherbirds.

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. A lovely couple and a great photo!

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