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Passeriformes > Hirundinidae

Welcome Swallow

Hirundo neoxena

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Small swallow with long forked tail. Dark above, pale below, with a rusty breast and face. Much less common Barn Swallow has a dark chest band and is much paler below, including parts of the underwing. Common around Australia, where it feeds on insects above parks, sporting fields, wetlands, and other open areas. Perches on fence rows and utility lines in large numbers.

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