Zenfolio | Roger MacKertich Photography | White-breasted Woodswallow

Often seen lined up in long rows, perched along overhead wires, the White-breasted Woodswallow is a common sight in the late afternoon in many rural towns and cities. When perched, they often fan and twist their tails in a cork-screw fashion, especially just after alighting. They often launch from these perches, rapidly and gracefully flapping and gliding as they sally for flying insects. Insects are caught in the bill, but large ones are sometimes transferred to the bird’s feet while flying, before returning to a perch.
White-breasted Woodswallow