May 13th, 2018

Black Faced Wood-Swallow - Artamus cinereus

Below in a rather dark and mysterious photograph is a black-faced wood-swallow.

These birds are more common than what you may think; however, they are quite hard to find in central Australia. In my old hometown, these were quite common along the wooded rivers. They have an intelligent charm to them, and they do watch you closely without fear.

The mask is an interesting feature that is quite noticeable, and the bird is predominantly grey. Sometimes making it difficult to photograph. However, in the shade, we can see the beak, to the feet clearly. I think that he might have wanted his photograph taken?

My favourite thing about this photograph is that the bird is looking right at me.