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The White-breasted Woodswallow is a medium-sized bird with a dark grey head and neck. It has dark blue-grey upperparts, tail and wings, white white underparts and underwings. The bill is bluish, tipped black and the eye is dark brown. Young birds tend to be mottled brown on the upperparts with a creamy tinge to the white undeparts and have a thin cream eyebrow. This species can be seen in flocks of 10 to 50, even up to 100, birds. These flocks may cluster together day or night in roosts.
Although woodswallows have bifurcated (divided) tongues that are adapted for nectar feeding, they tend to feed mainly on insects.
Canon 50D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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white breasted woodswallow, artamus leucorynchus, australian, native bird, west byron wetlands, sunset

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work
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  • Many thanks Ann!

    – byronbackyard

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 2 years ago

    Picture Perfect!!!!,,,, Rick

  • Many thanks Rick!

    – byronbackyard

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Many thanks Tori!

    – byronbackyard

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 2 years ago

    like a most beautiful sculpture. Great shot.

  • Many thanks Lisa, they’re quite small but very cute!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ian Creek
    Ian Creekover 2 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Many thanks Ian!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jeannie26
    Jeannie26over 2 years ago

    What a beautiful clear shot!

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