Alternative name: White-backed Woodswallow; Hooded Woodswallow; Celebes Woodswallow
- Artamus monachus
19 - 20cm.
- head and throat brownish-grey
- chin and lores black
- wings and tail blackish-grey
- rest of plumage including mantle white
- eye dark brown
- bill pale blue-grey with black tip
Sexes similar. Juveniles not yet described.
Forest, openings and forest edges. Occurs from 200 - 2000m. Generally in more heavily wooded ares than White-breasted Woodswallow.
Feeds on insects. Soars and hawks over the canopy in groups of up to 20 birds.
One nest was recorded in late July in a tree. No other information about breeding.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Ivory-backed Woodswallow. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 1 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Ivory-backed_Woodswallow
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