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Little Woodswallow is smaller and has no white line on wing.
There are 2 subspecies:
These two subspecies are only weakly differentiated and integrade in south Australia.
Woodland, open forests and agricultural area.
Often seen perched. Forages singly, in pairs or small groups. Often in mixed-species flocks.
Feeds mostly on insects taken on the wing, takes also nectar.
Breeding season from August to February. Usually a solitary nester, sometimes co-operative with helpers. The bowl shaped nest is built by both sexes from twigs, grass and roots, and is lined with fine grass. Lays 2 - 3 eggs. Both sexes incubate the eggs and care for the young.
Southern populations migrate north in austral winter, eg leaving Tasmania in April and returning in October.
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