French: Langrayen masqué German: Maskenschwalbenstar Spanish: Artamo enmascarado
southern and western Australia#R
Mainland Australia (mainly inland of Great Divide, irregular to E & SE).
18–20 cm; 25·5–42 g. A sexually dimorphic woodswallow. Male has face and throat black, bordered at rear by white crescent; crown and upperparts, including... read more
Loud musical "chrrt" or "chapp-chapp", also softer "chrrup" sounds;... read more
Inland shrublands, open woodland and adjacent farmland.
Food and feeding
Largely insectivorous; feeds also on nectar, particularly in N of range (in austral winter). Insects taken mostly in air, during trawling... read more
Season Jul–Mar (mainly Sept–Dec), mostly in S half of Australia. Nests solitarily, also in loose colony with nests 10 m apart;... read more
Highly nomadic, most making post-breeding movement N into N parts of Australia, and returning S to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and common, but locally irregular, throughout its range. Has bred King I, in Bass Strait.
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