French: Langrayen bridé German: Weißbrauen-Schwalbenstar Spanish: Artamo cejiblanco
interior of New South Wales#R
Mainland Australia (mainly C & inland E; irregular in other parts of continent); casual breeder in N Tasmania.
18–19 cm; 30–41·1 g. Sexually dimorphic. Male is dark grey above and from chin to upper breast, with clear white eyebrow; tail tipped white; underparts... read more
Contact call a high-pitched musical "tchep-tchep"; harsh scoldings; quiet song includes... read more
Inland shrublands, open woodland and adjacent farmland, also parks, less often forest edge;... read more
Food and feeding
Largely insectivorous; feeds also on nectar, particularly in N of range (in austral winter). Nestlings fed with grasshoppers (Acrididae),... read more
Breeds opportunistically Jul–Jan (mainly Sept–Dec) in S, irregularly in N. Nests solitarily, but more often in loose colony of... read more
Highly nomadic, most moving N in austral winter and returning S to breed in spring and early summer... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common locally, but irregularly, throughout its range. Has bred in Western Australia; has bred Tasmania. Possibly bred in New Zealand (South I) in... read more
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