Woodswallows (Artamidae)

Ivory-backed Woodswallow (Artamus monachus) - HBW 14, p. 305

French: Langrayen à tête noire German: Weißrücken-Schwalbenstar Spanish: Artamo Cabecinegro
Other common names: White-backed(!)/Hooded/Celebes Woodswallow

Taxonomy: Artamus monachus Bonaparte, 1850, Sulawesi.
Forms a superspecies with A. maximus and A. insignis, this group perhaps including also A. leucorynchus and A. mentalis. Birds from Sula Is described as a geographical race, sulaensis, but regarded as insufficiently differentiated from those in rest of species' range. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: Sulawesi, Lembeh, Banggai Is and Sula Archipelago.

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