White-winged TrillerScientific name: Lalage sueurii

Meaning of name: Lalage is a classical girl’s name. Sueurii is in honour of C. A. Le Sueur, a French geologist and artist.

Aboriginal name: Koomolkolong (koom’awl’caw’lawng).

Distribution: Widespread throughout mainland Australia.

Description: Up to 19.5cm long with a wingspan of 31.5cm.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 2km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in July 1967, 3 years 0.9 months after being banded (information as at 20 June 2012).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2  http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html