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

Thank you (LeithallB) for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Her "What do you mean you forgot the milk?"
Him "But you didn't tell me what sort. Latte, skinny, half cream, full fat ?....."
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Very similar to the Tree Martin but more colourful, with a beautiful copper face & chin.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-May-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)