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Books about Woodswallows

This page lists books that are totally or partially about Woodswallows. The books are listed in order of publication date with the most recent at the top.


Family: Artamidae
Genus: Artamus

There are 11 species which are found in Australasia, some of the Pacific islands, South East Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

Ashy Woodswallow
Artamus fuscus

Black-faced Woodswallow
Artamus cinereus

Dusky Woodswallow
Artamus cyanopterus

Fiji Woodswallow
Artamus mentalis

Great Woodswallow
Artamus maximus

Ivory-backed Woodswallow
Artamus monachus

Little Woodswallow
Artamus minor

Masked Woodswallow
Artamus personatus

White-backed Woodswallow
Artamus insignis

White-breasted Woodswallow
Artamus leucorynchus

White-browed Woodswallow
Artamus superciliosus

Woodswallows are not related to swallows. The name, and a former group name, swallow-starlings, derives from the fact that they feed on flying insects in a similar way to swallows.


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 14: Bush-Shrikes to Old World Sparrows

Edited by Josep Del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott and David Christie

Lynx Edicions


This volume covers bushshrikes, helmetshrikes, vangas, drongos, wattlebirds, mud-builders, white-winged chough and apostlebird, woodswallows, bornean bristlehead, butcherbirds, birds-of-paradise, bowerbirds, crows, oxpeckers, starlings, old world sparrows.

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Finches, Bowerbirds and Other Passerines Of Australia

Editor: Ronald Strahan

Birds Of Australia series

The National Photographic index of Australian Wildlife

Angus & Robertson


"This volume includes: buntings; finches; sparrows; weavers; grass-finches; starlings and mynas; orioles and figbirds; drongos; bowerbirds; birds of paradise; magpie-larks; mud-nest builders; woodswallows; magpies, currawongs and butcherbirds; and crows and ravens. Full descriptions are given of each species, as well as breeding habits, habitat, food, voice, distribution and current status. Each entry is accompanied by colour photographs and distribution maps."

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Last updated December 2013