And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dusky Woodswallow

A short video of Dusky Woodswallows, one of six Australian woodswallow species. These were found feeding on the edge of the Darling Range scarp in a woodland at Lesmurdie, near Perth Western Australia.

Dusky Woodswallows usually hawk for insects from an branch, but will also land on the ground to feed and sometimes take nectar from blossoms. They often look very sleek, due to a special waxy powder down they spread during preening.


2 comments:

Wilma said...

What a handsome little bird!

Iain D. Williams said...

Hi Richard,

I cannot find your contact link in either site. I must be blind! Can you drop me an e-mail please as idwilliams@iinet.net.au. Cheers mate, Iain