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Alternative names: Grey Woodswallow; Grey-breasted Woodswallow; White-bellied Woodswallow; White-vented Woodswallow (normani and dealbatus)
Sexes similar. Juveniles are mainly brown, with extensive streaking, buff-brown underparts, pale brown bill.
There are 5 subspecies. The geographical variations of this species are complex and not yet fully understood.
An additional subspecies albiventris is generally considered invald
Open country, open woodlands, around lakes and wetlands.
The diet includes aerial insects, also some nectar is consumed.
Co-operative nesters. The nest is formed by twigs placed low in a small tree, stump or artificial structure. Lays 1 - 5 eggs.
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