White-browed woodswallow at NVC

To: "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: White-browed woodswallow at NVC
From: "Mark Clayton" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 13:32:52 +1100

Hi again Margaret,


Your bird is an adult female White-browed Woodswallow for those who are not familiar with the species. The male is much darker and richer in colour and one of my favourite birds.  It is a great shot. It also looks like a couple of Mistletoe berries under its foot.






From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Sunday, 3 January 2010 1:24 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] White-browed woodswallow at NVC


This morning there was at least one white-browed woodswallow at the Namadgi Visitors’ Centre.  I saw one, but that was on two occasions, about 50 metres apart, so it may not have been the same bird.


Also saw a pair of leaden flycatchers, numerous noisy friar birds with dependent young, a black-faced cuckoo-shrike trying to feed a juvenile with a large hard beetle which it spat out, and superb fairy wren feeding a juvenile.


Margaret Leggoe

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