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Bird Dusky Woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus)

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Common Name: Dusky Woodswallow

Scientific name: Artamus cyanopterus

Family: Artamidae

Order:
Passeriformes (Passerines)

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: The Dusky Woodswallow has two separate populations. The eastern population is found from Atherton Tableland, Queensland south to Tasmania and west to Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. The other population is found in south-west Western Australia.

Habitat: Open forest & Woodland.

Field Notes: The Dusky Woodswallow is a smoky deep brown to grey bird. The wings are dark blue grey, edged white, the tail is black with a broad white tip and the underwings are silvery-white. The bill is blue tipped black and the eye is dark brown. (Simpson & Day)

Photo by JKM, Tasmania.

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Dusky Woodswallow ( Artamus cyanopterus)

Scientific Name: Artamus cyanopterus

Common Name: Dusky Woodswallow

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Artamidae
Other Names: NA

Distribution: The eastern population is found from Atherton Tableland, Queensland south to Tasmania and west to Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. The other population is found in south-west Western Australia.

Habitat: open forests and woodlands

Field Notes: smoky deep brown to grey bird. The wings are dark blue grey, edged white, the tail is black with a broad white tip and the underwings are silvery-white. The bill is blue tipped black and the eye is dark brown. Young birds are grey-brown, streaked and mottled buff to cream. This species moves in flocks of 10 to 30 birds, which cluster together to roost.
Source: http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Artamus-cyanopterus
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