The dusky woodswallow (Artamus cyanopterus), is a bird species of forests and woodlands in temperate and subtropical regions, extending into tropical areas around the Atherton Tableland, in eastern and southern Australia. The global population of the species has as yet not been formally confirmed, but it has been officially rated in the range of 'Least Concern', according to the BirdLife International in 2004. As such, the bird could be described as common in its local habitat.

The name "woodswallow" is a misnomer as they are not closely related to true swallows. Instead, they belong to the family Artamidae, which also includes butcherbirds, currawongs and the Australian magpie.



Dusky Woodswallow
Date Location Count
2020-03-09 09:41Cowaramup Brook (Gracetown)1
2020-03-19 15:45Lesmurdie8
2020-03-29 07:30Victoria Dam--Access road, track and picnic area2
2020-03-24 16:25Alan Anderson Park3
2020-03-22 06:42Flynn Rd at Goods Rd, Gorrie8
2020-03-15 08:38John Masters Bird Hide (Toodyay)1
2020-03-12 13:29Nannup3
2020-03-14 08:56Diamond Tree Lookout4
2020-03-21 11:40Dryandra Woodland--Congelin Dam Campsite and Picnic Ground1
2020-03-09 07:00Dryandra Woodland1
2020-03-17 10:51Kodjinup Nature Reserve19
2020-03-15 09:48Kulunilup Nature Reserve9
2020-03-20 15:45Stirling Range Retreat
2020-03-21 10:45Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park13
2020-03-11 10:54Cox Scrub Conservation Park--East end
2020-03-07 16:50Gluepot Reserve6
2020-03-21 11:40Herberton State Forest--Springvale Rd at -17.4536, 145.41332
2020-03-19 12:15Springvale Road, Wondecla State Forest3
2020-03-23 02:45The Homestead, Natimuk (restricted access)3
2020-03-08 11:30Little Desert National Park--Horseshoe Bend2
2020-03-05 10:58Grampians National Park--Mt Rosea7
2020-04-02 09:32Grampians National Park--Sundial Carpark12
2020-04-02 08:05Dunach State Forest--NE corner1
2020-03-31 11:01Terrick Terrick National Park2
2020-04-01 12:10Terrick Terrick National Park--Mt Terrick Terrick1
2020-03-21 08:45Drury Lane, Clydesdale12
2020-03-22 09:15Crusoe Reservoir and No.7 Park (Bendigo)8
2020-03-09 13:45Bendigo Sewage Ponds6
2020-03-08 14:30Bendigo Sewage Ponds--Wallenjoe Road Ponds6
2020-03-24 09:00Greater Bendigo National Park--Kamarooka4
2020-03-11 10:00Barkers Creek Reservoir4
2020-03-20 13:50Teesdale Grassy Woodlands Don Wallace Reserve5
2020-03-21 10:47Brisbane Ranges National Park4
2020-03-22 11:40Werribee Gorge State Park--Miekles Point Picnic Ground6
2020-04-03 07:58Crosbie Nature Conservation Reserve--Handmer Track3
2020-03-17 13:10Anglesea Heath--Allardyce Track4
2020-03-27 16:48Heathcote Water Reclamation Plant10
2020-03-27 16:24One Eye State Forest--Parsons Gully4
2020-03-22 08:25Golden Gully Road (Heathcote)2
2020-03-28 08:08Wright Street and McIvor Creek (Heathcote)1
2020-03-27 12:46Heathcote-Graytown National Park--Forest Drive North1
2020-03-26 17:50Spring Plains Nature Conservation Reserve--Hodsmans Gate / Long Gully7
2020-03-26 17:30Spring Plains Nature Conservation Reserve—Hedleys Dam6
2020-03-30 16:48Heathcote-Graytown National Park--Forest Drive South11
2020-03-26 17:19Caledonia Gully Reservoir (Heathcote)5
2020-03-26 16:52Spring Plains Nature Conservation Reserve--Joes Road / Caledonia Gully6
2020-03-19 15:50Anglesea Rd at Blackgate Rd, Mount Duneed12
2020-03-13 10:15You Yangs Regional Park1
2020-03-29 07:33Costerfield State Forest--South East Corner8
2020-03-20 08:55Rice Nature Reserve2
2020-03-08 09:13Gobarup Nature Conservation Reserve2
2020-03-12 09:49Dans Nature Reserve4
2020-03-22 13:02Eynesbury Forest and Grasslands4
2020-03-15 14:35Hospital Swamp--Hospital Swamps Rd9
2020-03-28 14:00Lake Connewarre1
2020-03-14 11:43Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Walshes Lagoon7
2020-03-31 07:00Ruff Property, Nagambie (restricted access)8
2020-03-26 11:00Western Treatment Plant1
2020-03-27 13:49Ocean Grove Nature Reserve6
2020-03-07 08:48Birremathool, Bailieston (restricted access)5
2020-03-05 11:15Organ Pipes National Park8
2020-03-08 11:52Three Chain Road (Broadford)2
2020-03-18 12:24Woodlands Historic Park12
2020-03-16 12:00Woodlands Historic Park--Providence Rd car park2
2020-03-21 16:00Maribyrnong River (Keilor East)5
2020-03-30 09:00Gemmill Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve2
2020-03-31 11:14Quarry Hills Bushland Park3
2020-03-18 13:00La Trobe University Bundoora--Wildlife Sanctuary6
2020-03-14 14:36Plenty Gorge Park--Yellow Gum Park6
2020-03-10 10:09Candlebark Park (Templestowe)
2020-03-21 12:33Gordon and Shiela Ferguson Park (Hurstbridge)4
2020-03-27 09:30Long Pt Rd, Cape Schanck7
2020-03-16 14:25Cummins Reserve and Wetlands (Yea)1
2020-03-24 11:25Koomba Park6
2020-04-01 10:05Warrandyte-Kinglake Nature Conservation Reserve--Catani Boulevard2
2020-03-29 11:05Moorooduc Quarry Flora and Fauna Reserve5
2020-03-11 10:30Eastern Treatment Plant--Boundary Rd Wetlands8
2020-03-18 14:57Kinglake National Park--Watsons Track1
2020-03-11 08:36Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve7
2020-04-03 07:44Churchill National Park40
2020-03-17 09:00Limestone8
2020-04-03 08:03Lysterfield Park5
2020-03-21 17:27Beaconsfield Flora and Fauna Reserve5
2020-03-27 14:59Cardinia Reservoir Park7
2020-03-30 16:07McKenzie Reserve, Alexandra8
2020-03-12 16:24Winton Wetlands--Duck Pond2
2020-03-27 09:00Maryknoll1
2020-03-14 18:20Warby-Ovens National Park--Southern Warby Range8
2020-03-12 11:03Warby-Ovens National Park--Nason Springs4
2020-03-13 07:00Glenrowan Tourist Park1
2020-03-30 09:35Hamilton Park4
2020-03-26 16:50Hamilton Park Trail, Glenrowan2
2020-03-11 09:17McMahons Creek5
2020-03-12 19:15Ovens River Walk (Wangaratta)3
2020-03-10 18:23Rifle Butts Road5
2020-03-08 09:52Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park--Chiltern Valley #2 Dam
2020-03-10 12:50Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park--Honeyeater Picnic Ground1
2020-03-08 09:43Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park--White Box Walking Track7
2020-03-29 10:40Murray to Mountains Rail Trail--Everton-Beechworth3
2020-03-14 14:17Rail Trail at Fighting Gully Road, Beechworth4
2020-03-21 10:00Great Alpine Rd at McIlroy Rae Rd, Gapsted1
2020-03-09 08:41Uralla Nature Reserve9
2020-03-08 08:43Narracan6
2020-03-31 09:00Mahon Lane (restricted access)
2020-03-23 14:00Millbank Private Gardens, Tyers5
2020-03-08 12:15Wilsons Promontory National Park7
2020-03-17 07:55Mt. Ulamambri Private Property (restricted access)5
2020-03-15 09:00Wellington Caves Holiday Complex, Wellington8
2020-03-25 14:46Giffard Flora Reserve4
2020-03-15 20:29Colac Colac Caravan Park5
2020-04-03 08:46Fulton Park campsite, Forth (restricted access)1
2020-04-01 08:39Warrawee Forest Reserve2
2020-03-28 10:37Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee2
2020-03-31 10:33Parkwood Rd, MacGregor16
2020-04-01 09:04Shepherds Lookout1
2020-04-03 14:18Parkwood3
2020-03-28 17:57Transgrid woodland8
2020-04-02 14:33West Belconnen Pond9
2020-04-02 07:57Bibaringa (restricted access)20
2020-03-21 09:46Bluetts Block (Uriarra)1
2020-03-11 07:26Coppins Crossing--Pipeline track4
2020-03-27 08:09Narrabundah Hill Nature Reserve2
2020-03-08 11:35Kambah Pool Nature Reserve9
2020-03-29 08:50Lake Ginninderra3
2020-03-29 11:55Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve12
2020-03-24 16:06Scrivener Dam2
2020-04-01 11:15Cork Oak Plantation8
2020-03-08 10:25Amaroo District Playing Fields7
2020-04-01 16:23Yarramundi Reach3
2020-03-23 11:29Tarpoly Creek Travelling Stock Reserve1
2020-04-04 13:20Stirling Park2
2020-04-02 16:45Henderson Street, Garran10
2020-03-29 10:58Commonwealth Park3
2020-03-22 11:28Tharwa Bridge Reserve4
2020-03-17 09:23Nelanglo TSR (Gundaroo)12
2020-03-30 10:23Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve2
2020-03-09 10:39Gigerline Nature Reserve--Tharwa Sandwash2
2020-03-29 08:03Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Peninsula (restricted access)11
2020-03-30 14:00Callum Brae Nature Reserve5
2020-03-11 09:12Eyre Street wetlands2
2020-03-05 09:12Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--paddocks (east)5
2020-03-21 16:47Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve2
2020-04-04 09:10Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve--Campbell Park4
2020-03-31 18:42Gilmore Horse Paddocks8
2020-03-12 08:40Gigerline Nature Reserve14
2020-03-23 15:00Copeton Dam3
2020-03-21 17:06Copeton Dam Northern Foreshore Reserve1
2020-03-06 18:25Capertee National Park5
2020-03-07 07:13Tin Hut Dam (Googong)4
2020-03-21 08:39Gore Rd between Cunningham Hwy and Cement Mills1
2020-03-07 14:06Pejar Dam8
2020-03-11 15:45Ryans Road x Wirreanda Road, Wamboin7
2020-03-24 13:47Wollogorang Road, Wollogorang6
2020-03-21 11:00Capertee Valley15
2020-03-28 15:04Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #27
2020-03-28 14:36Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #3 Coco Creek1
2020-03-21 17:33Durikai State Forest--Dam1
2020-04-03 11:38Durikai State Forest at -28.23021, 151.643491
2020-03-31 10:00Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #63
2020-03-22Capertee Valley--Crown Station Rd8
2020-03-28 13:36Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #51
2020-03-22Capertee Valley--Birdwatching Site #104
2020-03-23 08:00Capertee Valley--'Binalong' (restricted access)2
2020-03-21 07:47Durikai State Forest3
2020-03-09 08:46Goulburn Mulwaree Council Bio-banking Area (restricted access, Council key required)8
2020-03-22 10:40Danthonia (Restricted access)2
2020-03-26 14:22Coxs River Road, Kanimbla Valley1
2020-03-18 09:23Raminea Plains13
2020-03-13 15:25Blackheath3
2020-03-23 07:53Limbri Camp Ground2
2020-03-28 08:57Pecheys Lagoon, Lower Tenthill2
2020-03-09 06:31Old Wallangarra Rd at Hickling Ln2
2020-03-09 06:13Old Wallangarra Road1
2020-03-06 11:05Ridgeway Park1
2020-04-01 12:10Snug3
2020-03-30 16:52Dru Point (Margate)3
2020-03-22 16:04Peter Murrell Reserves8
2020-03-11 09:32Kettering--Ferry Terminal11
2020-03-12 18:59Bonnet Hill1
2020-03-16 14:23Cape Bruny
2020-03-05 15:45South Bruny National Park--Jetty Beach3
2020-03-12 17:25Alum Cliffs Track (Kingston)10
2020-03-14 17:00Tinderbox8
2020-03-15 16:45Cemetery Beach1
2020-03-07 08:52South Bruny National Park--Inlet Beach12
2020-03-07 11:15Drummer Rainforest Walk3
2020-03-19 14:49Inala (restricted access)1
2020-03-11 13:45Missionary Rd at -43.137263, 147.35895812
2020-03-28 14:01The Neck Rookery2
2020-03-29 13:29Great Bay2
2020-03-25 15:04Adventure Bay--Quiet Corner1
2020-04-03 10:05Five Mile Beach3
2020-03-29 11:25Adventure Bay14
2020-03-28 10:00University of New England (Armidale)5
2020-04-01 15:00Box Vale Tramway Walking Track, Mittagong8
2020-03-15 12:37South Bruny National Park--Grass Point1
2020-03-06 10:35Castlereagh Nature Reserve1
2020-03-28 15:00Bushells Lagoon2
2020-03-21 09:57Westbrook Road, Bickley Vale2
2020-03-11 10:05Oxley Wild Rivers National Park--Gara Gorge
2020-03-12 16:47Cooney Cottage (Restricted access)7
2020-03-27 10:00Scheyville National Park20
2020-03-07 10:15Mount Annan Botanic Gardens4
2020-03-21 15:00Varroville2
2020-03-14 12:44Kates Berry Farm (restricted access)5
2020-03-21 09:49Bermagui Golf Course1
2020-03-21 09:13Cuttagee Lake4
2020-03-23 11:06Barragga Bay1
2020-03-30 08:11Budderoo National Park--Budderoo Fire Trail8
2020-03-06 11:00Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve--Flacks Rd3
2020-03-25 10:12Calderwood1
2020-03-07 09:30Croajingolong National Park--Dowell Creek6
2020-03-07 15:00Rockshelf between Moonee Beach & Hales Bluff2
2020-03-30 07:07Huntingdon1