The adult has An upper body that is grey with the underparts white and the face and top of head black with a white stripe around the neck. The wings are grey.
Another of Australia's swooping birds that feature loud cries and swoop at your face if you get to close to their nests
Images showing the key charateristics of this species to help with identification
Wooded habitats, including in suburban areas
Widely distributed species endemic to Australia found in all states.
Body up to 30 cm long