Artamus fuscus   Vieillot,  1817 (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyrights: Pbase

Size: 19 cm

A rather dumpy but sleek slaty grey bird with paler underparts and a pale rump. When perched, the closed wings reach the end of the tail. Heavy, bluish, sparrow-like bill. Sexes alike.

Voice: A harsh, shrike-like chek-chek-chek.

Nesting: Season- April to June.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Ashy Woodswallow (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Goa INDIA (Record: 09/01/1969)
• Goa, Morjim INDIA
• Goa, Anjuna INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Lainer, H (2004) Birds of Goa : A reference book The Goa Foundation, Goa 244 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at -
  • Srinivasulu, C (2004) Birds of kawal wildlife sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh , India Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 101(1) 3-25 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ali, S (1977) The book of Indian birds Bombay Natural History Society 175 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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