The White-breasted Woodswallow is the only one of the woodswallows with no white in its tail. Its distinctive ‘hood’ and white breast also help to distinguish it.
They feed on insects, catching them on the wing and will also forage on the ground or in the canopy. Like other woodswallows, this species has a divided, brush-tipped tongue that can be used to feed on nectar from flowers.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS


white breasted woodswallow, artamus leucorynchus, australian, native bird, west byron wetlands, northeren rivers, juvenile, hungry, feeding, insect

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  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsabout 1 year ago

    Very cute, lovely capture!

  • Many thanks Thea, they’re very cute!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 1 year ago

    Never seen these before, great capture Byron

  • Many thanks Andrea, they’re very cute and perky!

    – byronbackyard

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 1 year ago

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