Welcome Swallow

Scientific Name: 
Hirundo tahitica

15 cm, 14 g. Adult has head and back blue-black; forehead, throat and chest rufous; underparts dull white; deeplyforked tail with a row of white spots near the tip. Juvenile duller on upperparts paler rufous markings, and tail less deeply forked. Often in swirling groups low over open water or crops, or sit on wires like clothes pegs. Habitat: Open country, especially near water. Often builds cup-shaped mud nest under bridges and under eaves of houses. Breeding: Aug-Mar.

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