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Wire Tailed Swallow

Hirundo smithii

Description:

Easily recognised due to the two wires in the tail and a brownish cap, although the cap is not visible due to the limitations of my camera.

Habitat:

In open cultivation near water sources.

Notes:

The locals say that the male and female both work to build the nest and feed the young ones.

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9 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Sachin.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Very Nice looking Bird,

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Added the first 2 pics from a recent spotting.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing the info Ashish.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Yes... near fresh water. Where these birds takes quick flights to catch small flies for food.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Ashish I had seen this one near a water source, not river.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

They definitely locate near a river.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Cropped, lightened and uploaded second image.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Beautifully captured... I always in search in identifying those wires in tails whenever they locate...very fast bird..!!

Wild Things
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Gujarāt, India

Spotted on Jun 10, 2011
Submitted on Jun 14, 2011

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