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MASKED WOODSWALLOW (Artamus personatus)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Masked woodswallow

Vagrant. Seven sets of records. One seen by Graeme Pizzey in August 1957. Seen by Gary Sefton February 1967 (K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). Three seen by Alan Rogers near the Meteorological Station on 24 December 1968 (K.A. Hindwood papers, ML; A. Rogers in litt.). Two seen by Doug Gibson in January 1971 (K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). These birds had apparently been present for approximately three years, and were evidently the same birds seen in 1968. Two seen by K. Basset at Transit Hill in company with White-browed Woodswallows on 10 December 1994 (Morris & Burton 1996). Two seen by NSWFOC tour party at Transit Hill on 1 March 1995 (Morris & Burton 1997). Two seen by Hutton at Mt Eliza on 8 September 2000. Three birds seen between 8 November and 30 November by Ian Hutton, Jack Shick, Andrew Silcocks and members of the November 2012 Birdweek tour high on bare tree branches betwwen Old Settlement and Ned's Beach.


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