Eastern Welcome Swallow
Fairy Martin
Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Swallow (Hirundinidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel)
This Photo:     With a Tree Martin

Thank you Antoni Camozzato & George Seagull for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Fairy easy to differentiate between these and the Tree Martins. Tree Martins have a Dark Blue/Black Satin head, where as the Fairy Martins have a chestnut coloured head.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Nov-2012
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)