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Dusky Woodswallow

The Biwoyen live in large flocks, migrating far and wide, in search of food, water, and shelter.

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Noongar Names: Biwoyen

Scientific Name: Artamus cyanopterus

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Cat predation

Will they visit?: Dusky 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 nest boxes

Diet: Flying insects

Water: Bird baths

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Dusky 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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