White-browed Woodswallow (species: Artamus (Artamus) superciliosus) in Bundjalung NP (Gaia Guide)
Artamus (Artamus) superciliosus
White-browed Woodswallow

©Tom Tarrant: White-browed Woodswallow

©David Cook: Male White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus (Artamus) superciliosus)

©David Cook: Female White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus (Artamus) superciliosus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Artamidae
Genus Artamus
Species Artamus (Artamus) superciliosus
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 18 cm to 19 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

White-browed Woodswallow are highly nomadic. Pairs, small parties, and sometimes flocks of thousands wander irregularly around inland Australia, often trending north to winter in the Northern Territory and central Queensland, and south in spring to nest. Their heartland is the area centered on the Murray-Darling Basin, but they range far beyond this area, and in drought years frequently reach coastal southeast Australia. They are uncommon in Western Australia but small numbers regularly associate with flocks of the Masked Woodswallow. (Wikipedia)


Like all woodswallows, it has a brush-tipped tongue but feeds almost exclusively on flying insects. (Wikipedia)

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