Friday, April 16, 2010

Stockton Channel


The Woodswallows are gathering in large flocks, so they may not be with us for many more days. They breed from the Andaman Islands east through Indonesia and northern Australia and spend their summers further south.

Though called Woodswallows they belong to the family Artamidae, which also includes butcherbirds, currawongs and the Australian Magpie. And although they have a brush tipped tongue like honeyeaters they are insect eaters, catching insects on the wing.

1 comment:

  1. Great shot Marj. I love it when woodswallows bunch up like that.