Status of Dusky Woodswallows in Brisbane

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Subject: Status of Dusky Woodswallows in Brisbane
From: David Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 22:01:06 +1000
I noticed a recent posting on Birding-aus regarding Dusky Woodswallows. It prompted me about the status of Dusky Woodswallows in the Brisbane area? I have to say I have not observed one in many many a day in my travels around Brisbane. Certainly I once used to see them in places such a Fishermans Island, Pinkenba etc. A number of lists and guides rate them as 'common' in Brisbane. Interestingly the White-breasted Woodswallow, which is classed as 'uncommon' in the region is a bird I regularly see in different Brisbane locations.

I would be interested in anyones comments on their experience/ sightings of Dusky Woodswallows in and around Brisbane in recent times. Perhaps the places I go are just not Dusky Woodswallow spots and they really are common in certain parts of the greater Brisbane area?

And if they are a much less common bird these days perhaps it is as a result of the drought conditions?


David Taylor

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