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Black-faced Woodswallow

Bewoen are a sentry for other birds and call to warn other species of potential predators around the neighbourhood.

Bushland Birds Bushland

Noongar Names: Bewoen

Scientific Name: Artamus cinereus

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Cat predation

Will they visit?: Black-faced Woodswallows visit home gardens located near parks, farmlands, and reserves

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Nests constructed in shrubs, trees, and man-made structures

Diet: Flying insects

Water: Bird baths

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Black-faced Woodswallows delight in feeding on swarms of flying insects and help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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