- Lalage tricolor
15·5–18·5 cm (6-7¼ in)
Short slender bill, long wings, long tail with a rounded tip.
- Black upperparts, head and body and wing-coverts
- White underparts (including chin), and under-wings, wide white wing patch
- Brownish plumage
- Light underparts
- Pale brow
- Dark line through the eye.
Female is similar, though the male has a greyer rump.
All birds have a netted pattern on the wings - black and white on the breeding male, black and dark brown to light brown in the non-breeding male, and dark brown to light brown in the female.
White-winged Triller and White-shouldered Triller are considered conspecific (as White-winged Triller L. sueurii) by Boles and Cristidis, and Birds Australia. Dickinson (2003) and Gill and Donsker (2010) (and Opus) recognise two separate species.
Open woodlands and forest, tree-lined waterways in semi-arid regions and the nearby scrub.
Their diet consists of insects, such as caterpillars, grasshoppers and crickets; fruit, seeds and occasionally nectar.
They build small cup nests of bark, grasses and fine material, bound with spiders' web. They sometimes use the empty nests of other birds, favouring the mud nests of Magpie-lark. Both parents incubate and care for the young.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Birds in Backyards
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Aug 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) White-winged Triller. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 1 August 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/White-winged_Triller