February 5, 2017 – White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus superciliosus)

These woodswallows are found in central and inland eastern Australia and are sometimes seen as vagrants in New Zealand. They eat insects, which they often catch in the air, or by dropping onto them from a perch, and use their brush-tipped tongues to eat nectar. Social birds, they often perch close together and preen each other, forming large flocks and sometimes breeding in loose colonies with Masked Woodswallows. Their cup-shaped nests are constructed from twigs and plant fibers in trees, shrubs, or artificial structures.


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