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ARTAMIDAE Woodswallows > White-breasted Woodswallow

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White-breasted Woodswallow

Latin Name : Artamus leucorhynchus

Site Name : Kuching

Photographer : SINGH HSS, Amar

Date : 2010-09-29

Notes : This is shows another typical behaviour of chasing away any other species that comes near to them (See: The Birds of Borneo by Smythies,4th edition revised by Davidson).This group of 5 chased away an adult male Chestnut-breasted Malkoha(Phaenicophaeus curvirostris microrhinus) when it was foraging in thetree they had roosted in.They swooped down to buzz it twice.Disclosure: The picture showing this activity is a composite of twoimages taken within 0.25 seconds of each other