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White-breasted woodswallow

Tropics·Bird

These birds have a divided brush-tipped tongue; a trait usually associated with nectar eaters. While the white-breasted woodswallow does on occasion eat nectar, it’s main source of food is insects. They catch bugs while in flight, and often times feed communally.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Body size7 in.
  • Native habitat Forests, savannahs, grasslands, and wetlands of Australia to the northern Philippines
  • DietInsects, nectar
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