Habitat – Drier open woodlands and croplands, farmlands and pastoral areas. An “increaser” species in the rural landscape. Noted for its flute like, mellow song. A hunter of smaller birds which it hunts in pairs and known to cooperate with the Australian Hobby in chasing birds. Frequents picinic areas and roadside stops looking for a free meal.
Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, Pizzey & Knight
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Family:||Artamidae (Woodswallows, Butcherbirds & allies)|
|Information sources:||Photo taken at Bucasia by Robert Werner|