May 8, 2017 – White-winged Triller, Australian Triller, Australian White-winged Triller, Jardine Triller, or White-shouldered Caterpillar-eater (Lalage tricolor)

These cuckoo-shrikes are found across Australia and in parts of southern New Guinea. Their diet is primarily made up of insects, including caterpillars, grasshoppers, and cockroaches, but also includes fruit, seeds, and nectar. They spend much of their time hunting for insects on foliage or in the air, or foraging on the ground. Breeding in colonies, their small nests are built in forks of trees or horizontal branches from bark, grasses, and other materials held together with spiderwebs. They may also use the abandoned nests of other birds. Both parents incubate the eggs and care for the chicks, though females feed them for a longer period.


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