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Black-faced Woodswallow – Artamus cinereus Artamidae – Great Southern – Western Australia

Black-faced Woodswallow – Artamus cinereus Artamidae – Great Southern – Western Australia

These birds are so beautiful, playful and cute! The Black-Faced Woodswallow with Babies ….. sorry about the wind noise!

The Black-faced Woodswallow often associates with other species of woodswallows as well as White-winged and Varied Trillers, but it is their association with Hooded Parrots in the Northern Territory that is especially intriguing. Hooded Parrots almost always forage in the company of Black-faced Woodswallows. The woodswallows are used by the parrots as sentinels to warn of the approach of potential predators, such as Brown, Grey or Red Goshawks, and whenever the woodswallows give their alarm calls, the parrots fly away to safety.

Description

The Black-faced Woodswallow is a smokey grey-brown above with a black face around the base of the bill and the eyes. The underparts are lighter grey with a black undertail in the race cinereus or a white undertail in the race albiventris of north-eastern Queensland. The black tail feathers are tipped white. The bluish bill is tipped black. Young birds are mainly brown, with extensive streaking, the underparts are washed buff-brown and they have a pale brown bill. May be seen in groups, often with other woodswallows, and roosts in tight clusters in trees during storms or sudden cold weather.

Similar Species

The Black-faced Woodswallow is similar to the Dusky Woodswallow, A. cyanopterus, and the Masked Woodswallow, A. personatus. It differs from the Dusky by being paler overall and lacks the white streak along the leading edge of the wing. The Masked Woodswallow has a larger and more defined face mask that extends down the throat to the upper breast, bordered by a white crescent. It also has paler underparts and a pale grey rather than black tail.

Distribution

The Black-faced Woodswallow is found across mainland Australia, mainly west of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and is absent from the far south-western corner of Western Australia.

Habitat

The Black-faced Woodswallow is found in open country, often far from water, as well as in open woodlands, around lakes and wetlands and in irrigated areas.

Feeding

The Black-faced Woodswallow feeds on insects. It perches on shrubs, fences and telegraph wires, darting down to catch prey and will often hover. It will also eat nectar. Often feeds in mixed flocks with swifts and swiflets, and also associates with other woodswallows and the White-winged Triller.

Breeding

Black-faced Woodswallows nest and rear their young co-operatively, often mobbing potential predators. The nests are flimsy constructions of twigs placed low in a small tree, stump or artificial structure

Dusky Woodswallow
http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/dusky-woodswallow

Source: http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/black-faced-woodswallow

My 12 Months 100% Neglect Aussie Dreadlocks Journey – Finally Finding the Right Fork in the Road

My 12 Months 100% Neglect Aussie Dreadlocks Journey – Finally Finding the Right Fork in the Road

Fork in the road (metaphor)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_in_the_road_(metaphor)

My First YouTube Video from 2009 on Suicide etc
Do You Suffer from Depression? PTSD? Anxiety? Why not consider taking up Metal Detecting!

Losing My Childhood Home – Life Can Be So Unfair! – I’ll Battle On!

Talking Mental Illness & My Decision to Toss My Anti Depressants, Effexor Venlafaxine – Cold Turkey

“Rain From Nowhere” A Beautiful Poem About Depression & Anti-Suicide in Rural Australia

I just want to die – Suicide by Billy – Anti Suicide Message

Other Videos on Quitting Effexor
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See Wild Bill’s “Mental as Anything” Diaries (Mental Health)

My Dreadlock Journey

My Other Depression and Mental Illness Topic Based Videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/LostTreasureComAU/search?query=depression
My 12 Months 100% Neglect Aussie Dreadlocks Journey – Inner Peace and Bliss at Last!

Amazing Natural Limestone Quarry Formation Full of Green Crystalised Quartz in Western Australia

Amazing Natural Limestone Quarry Formation Full of Green Crystalised Quartz in Western Australia

Anyone think that this place could produce any gold nuggets?
Amazing Natural Limestone Quarry Formation Full of Green Quartz in Western Australia

Picking Mushrooms which made Me sick and an Echidna Burrowing

Unsure if these were poisonous, because I vomited after eating some of these mushrooms with a nice juicy steak… I am thinking they were fine to eat and maybe I was sick because I was thinking that maybe these mushies might be poisonous… as in the placebo effect! Unsure … after I vomited I was fine! I was not looking for Magic Mushrooms as they do not grow in my area…. but they do around 400km West of my area.

Picking Mushrooms which made Me sick and an Echidna Burrowing

11 Months 100% Neglect Dreadlocks & 9 Months Evil Anti Depressant Free

and the Earth is Flat! Wake Up People! Do not be deceived by the Deception & Lies in this World!

I just want to die – Suicide by Billy – Anti Suicide Message

“Rain From Nowhere” A Beautiful Poem About Depression & Anti-Suicide in Rural Australia

Other Videos on Quitting Effexor
https://www.youtube.com/user/LostTreasureComAU/search?query=effexor

See Wild Bill’s “Mental as Anything” Diaries (Mental Health)

My Dreadlock Journey

Finally Getting Out and About and Doing Some Mushroom Hunting Approx 8 Species and One Weird Half Mushroom / Fig Thingy! – MAYBE MAGIC ONES!

I really need to learn all of the Flora, Fungi and Fauna of my hometown in Dumbleyung, Western Australia… it is extremely important to me, and photography is one of my biggest passions, along with all my other amazing adventures, so soon when I get my new camera I can get back into doing some serious videos, youtubing, do videos on all of my photography and much more.

And Yes I am extremely curious about Magic Mushrooms… what’s wrong with that? Healing Plant Medicine Guys!

And What in the Hell is that strange, weird Half Mushroom / Fig Thingy!?

Update:

The Fig Fruit type Fungi, Puffball, Mushroom, Toad-stall thingy is a Pisolithus Species of somekind,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisolithus

I just found out… When fully mature, the fruiting bodies of Pisolithus species … likely this one Pisolthus tinctorius or  Pisolithus hypogaeus produce copious amounts of powdery spores. Before that, much of the fruiting body will have a tarry consistency and at that stage it was used on wounds. It was also eaten when still very young, but most likely as an emergency food. In various published accounts you will see the name Pisolthus tinctorius used. This overseas name has been used almost automatically (and probably incorrectly) for Australian Pisolithus specimens Australian Aboriginal use of fungi An excellent source of information about this topic is the chapter by Arpad Kalotas in Fungi of Australia, Volume 1B and virtually all the material in this section is taken from there. For thousands of years Aboriginal fungal lore and knowledge has been passed orally from generation to generation. The written record began in the 19th century, when various European settlers and explorers recorded Aboriginal uses of and beliefs about fungi. Unfortunately, in most cases there is not enough detail to allow identification of the species involved. It also pays to use early European accounts carefully, for in any cross-cultural contact there is potential for misunderstanding and therefore mis-reporting. It should be no surprise to learn that the early Europeans recorded varied attitudes to fungi amongst the different Aboriginal people of Australia. After all, if you look at the different cultures across the same size area in Europe you’d find the same varied attitudes to fungi. In 1841 the explorer George Grey published an account of his travels in Western Australia and reported that he’d seen seven species of fungi eaten by the Aborigines. He commented that “The different kinds of fungus are very good. In certain seasons of the year they are abundant, and the natives eat them greedily”. The Tasmanian George Robinson wrote: “Various are the fungus which the natives eat, and all are known to them by different qualities which they possess, and all are known by different names”. Kalotas notes a Central Australian belief, as recorded by the anthropologists B Spencer and FJ Gillen at the beginning of the 20th century: “Falling stars appear to be associated with the idea of evil magic in many tribes. The Arunta believe that mushrooms and toadstools are fallen stars, and look upon them as being endowed with arungquiltha (evil magic) and therefore will not eat them.” However, Kalotas comments that this cannot apply to all fungi, for a number are eaten by the central Australian people. click to enlarge click to enlarge Omphalotus nidiformis, left, and luminescent in the dark, above. James Drummond, an early settler and plant collector in Western Australia talked of a large luminous mushroom (most likely Omphalotus nidiformis) and reported that several Aboriginal people, when they saw it “…cried out ‘Chinga!’ their name for a spirit, and seemed much afraid of it”. Interestingly, several of the early European accounts report that Aborigines did not eat species of Agaricus – the genus which includes the Common Field Mushroom. While a number of people in the 20th century have documented Aboriginal fungal use, it is worth making special mention of John Cleland . He had broad scientific interests, including anthropology, was a very knowledgeable mycologist and so contributed significantly to knowledge of fungal use. There is still much scope for ethnomycological fieldwork in Australia. Very few useful fungi have been recorded and it is possible that there is more knowledge still in peoples’ heads. Geographically, there are large blank areas with no recorded uses, but away from the desert areas much native knowledge has probably been lost due to more concentrated European settlement and agriculture. But, who knows what can be found from papers and diaries still sitting in libraries or archives. It would also pay to check the published statements in some of the early European writings and to confirm species identifications. For the moment, here are the uses of the fungi reported in the chapter by Kalotas.

Pisolithus tinctorius australia

More to this here https://www.anbg.gov.au/fungi/aboriginal.html

Aussie Kooda Bill’s Natural Dreadlock Journey – 4 Months – Men’s Fine, Thin Straight Hair

Aussie Kooda Bill’s Natural Dreadlock Journey – 4 Months – Men’s Fine, Thin Straight Hair

Intro: Growing Dreadlocks! The Aussie Black Fella, White Fella Way – Step One – Find Big Dust Storm

Part 1: Wild Bill Goes Wild! 6 Weeks into Growing Dreadlocks & His Old Australian Army Catering Corp Tattoo

Part 2: Wild Bill’s Natural Dreadlocks 3 Months – Men’s Fine, Thin Straight Hair & My Natural White Streak

Part 3: So Cute – Stray Black Cat Walks in My Crappy Kitchen as I’m Washing the Dishes! 13 Weeks Dreadlocks

Part 4: Aussie Koota Bill’s Natural Dreadlocks Journey – 4 Months – Men’s Fine, Thin Straight Hair

Legalise Ayahuasca in Australia! Magic Mushrooms, DMT, LSD and other Healing Hallucinate Substances

Legalise Ayahuasca in Australia! Magic Mushrooms, DMT, LSD and other Healing Hallucinate Substances

Ayahuasca – Welcome to the Jungle – Destination Peru – I’m Still Going!

Destination Peru – Curing My Everything – Ayahuasca – Depression and Anxiety

Ayahuasca – Welcome to the Jungle – Destination Peru – I’m Still Going!

Ayahuasca – Welcome to the Jungle – Destination Peru – I’m Still Going!

Destination Peru – Curing My Everything – Ayahuasca – Depression and Anxiety

Gday Everyone,

Well a few years ago I stumbled across Ayahuasca, the worlds most powerful hallucinogenic substance known on earth.

In my own words … from a novice, Ayahuasca is a ancient spiritual healing “drink” made from a combination of natural growing plants which grow in the Amazon basin in Peru and other areas of South America. These plants and many of species of plants that grow in the Amazon Basin are actually worshiped by the Peruvian Indians, they are “Plant Spirits”

These Plant Spirits help you and guide you in what you could say is an awakening of ones self and much more. It is used as part of a spiritual healing process and ceremony by Native Peruvians who live in the rain forests of the Amazon.and has been used by them for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

The Hallucinogenic effects are actually believed to be 100% real, where you enter a fourh dimension that is unseen to the human eye. Many people witness amazing sights and visions, and many researchers say that these visions are “real” Many people even report seeing aliens, ufos and are taken away to other planets that exist inside and outside of our own milky way.

Ayahuasca is used by the Peruvian Indians as a cure for many ailments, such as Mental Illness, Depression, Anxiety and even such physical ailments such as cancer and so forth.

For many years now, I have suffered dreadfully with Depression and Anxiety and the cause of this dates back to my early teenage years. I will not go into any personal details at this stage in my journey.

However I am 43 Years of age, and to be honest I am sick of my life, I am sick of the huge burden I carry on my shoulders, the anxiety I carry, the guilt I carry and all of the negative things that have impacted my life.

Firstly I want to say, that I have had a wonderful life, a wonderful childhood and many life experiences which many people could only dream of to achieve, such as backpacking around the world, travelling to many countries also in the Royal Australian Navy, beautiful loving parents, a sister and many wonderful close family members and good friends…. so none of my mental health issues are related to my beautiful family who any kid could wish for.

But sometimes in life things happen to us, things that can and will affect us for the rest of our lives.

Maybe this is a mid life crisis, who knows, but I know if I do not do this, I will live a under fulfilled life, and no doubt a life which will either end early in disease or through tragedy, such as suicide…. and if I do not do this, I will never know what I have missed.

As most of you may know, I lost my business last year, and probably sometime this year I will lose my family home to the bank also, because this home was equity to my failed business… and this family home was paid off by my hard working father 30 years ago… and now the Bank will soon take it off my family.

I carry an enormous amount of shame in regards to the failure of my business, so there fore I also carry an enormous amount of shame about myself towards my family.

So if all goes well, I plan on going to Peru sometime this year, around mid year to late this year.

I am hoping to go Peru for anywhere from one month to a few months, to undertake a proper Ayahuasca Retreat for a week or so, and then spend some time travelling around Peru, to learn about myself, and hopefully to start my life over again from scratch.

I am not going crazy, many people from Western Societies head to Peru for the same reason as I am, before you do say I am crazy, do your own research, watch some of the excellent documentaries on YouTube about Ayahuasca and decide for yourself.

I do not particularly wish to spend the rest of my life having to deal with depression and anxiety, so I am choosing to do something about it which will not involve having to resort to the use of any more pharmaceutical anti depressant drugs.. I am choosing to use something which is proven to cure many ailments, a natural substance, not a substance grown in a laboratory to inflict more damage to a person it is prescribed to for the sake of profit and human experimentation.

I cant wait for this journey to begin, it is going to be one hell of a ride, a journey which will no doubt take me to levels of a higher awakening, and of course levels of fear of the unknown.

Feel free to subscribe to my channel, and hopefully not only you will see a change in my being, but I also will see a change in my being, and this change will lead me to an area in my life, where I will no longer have any fear of my past or my future… and then I will be content with whom I am, and hopefully live a good life, where maybe I can share this undertaking with many others who may suffer the same.

So Cute – Stray Black Cat Walks in My Crappy Kitchen as I’m Washing the Dishes! 13 Weeks Dreadlocks

So Cute – Stray Black Cat Walks in My Crappy Kitchen as I’m Washing the Dishes! 13 Weeks Dreadlocks