I’m not sure if this makes any sense – but it is the silly season after all.

How much wood would a woodswallow swallow if a woodswallow could swallow wood?

Dusky  Woodswallow

Dusky Woodswallow


4 Responses to “Woodswallows”

  1. Birdlover says:

    Hi Trevor,
    A lovely photo, but it is of a Dusky Woodswallow, which is the only Woodswallow to have a white lesding edge to the wing.

  2. John Tongue says:

    Beautiful photo, Trevor.

    I’m not sure the answer to your riddle, but when I was a kid, my sister had a “Great big, red Dinosaur Joke Book” which had the old…”How much wood would a wood-chuck chuck…” riddle. The answer given there was – “I don’t know. This is the Dinosaur Joke Book. Go look up the Wood-chuck Joke Book, if you want the answer!!

    I hope this helps you sleep at night!

    (Oh, and have a great Christmas!)

  3. hi Trevor,

    an excellent photo of a very attractive bird. I agree with “birdlover” in that it is a Dusky Woodswallow, though, not a Black-faced Woodswallow. The “white leading edge” to the wing is the one feature that I have also learned to distinguish the Dusky from other Woodswallows.

    Merry Christmas!


  4. Trevor says:

    Thanks for pointing that out Birdlover and Gaye. (Goes and buries his red face in a pillow). I’ve now corrected the caption on the offending photo.

    John – I sleep well at night despite not knowing the answer.

    Thanks for the Christmas greetings.

    Have a great bird filled Christmas an New Year.

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