Fiji woodswallow

Fiji woodswallow

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Artamus mentalis

The Fiji woodswallow is a species of woodswallow in the family Artamidae. It is endemic to most of the islands of Fiji, although it is absent from Kadavu Archipelago and the Lau Archipelago. The species was once considered a race of the white-breasted woodswallow, which breeds from Australia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu through to Borneo and the Philippines. Some authors retain it in that species. The Fiji woodswallow is a chunky bird 18 centimetres long with a heavy black-tipped blue bill. The plumage is sooty dark above, with a white belly, rump and throat. It is distinguished from the white-breasted woodswallow by the amount of white on the throat, which in the Fiji woodswallow comes up to the level of the bill.

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References

1. Fiji woodswallow Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji_woodswallow
2. Fiji woodswallow on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22706318/118743254
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/386864

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