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Bird White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus superciliosus)

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Common Name: White-browed Woodswallow

Scientific Name: Artamus superciliosus

Family: Artamidae

Order: Passeriformes

Other Names: NA.

Distribution: widespread throughout eastern Australia, with some vagrants to northern Tasmania. With only irregular findings in WA.

Habitat: Located in a wide range of inland habitats, from eucalypt forests and woodlands to dry heaths and spinifex. It can also be found in farmlands, orchards and towns.

Field Notes: A dark bird with a distinctive white eyebrow. The face and chin are black, the upperparts are deep blue grey and the lower breast to undertail is a rich chestnut brown. The underwings and undertail are pale whitish-grey, with white tail tips. Females are duller than males, with a browner body and pink to fawn underparts. Size 19 - 21 cm.

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Kinbombi,QLD.

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