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Wire-tailed Swallow

Hirundo smithii

Description:

This species gets its name from the very long filamentous outermost tail feathers, which trail behind like two wires.Wire-tailed Swallows are fast flyers and they generally feed on insects, especially flies, while airborne.

Habitat:

This bird is found in open country near water and human habitation.

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10 Comments

Atul
Atul 11 years ago

Thanks so much Melissa!!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 11 years ago

What an interesting bird and information, Atul! Great series of photographs.

Atul
Atul 11 years ago

Thanks Liam ,Nicole and Azri!

Liam
Liam 11 years ago

Very cool bird. Nice spotting!

NicoleB
NicoleB 11 years ago

Awesome little Beauty!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

well spotting,

Atul
Atul 11 years ago

Thanks Satyen!!!

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 11 years ago

Beautiful species !

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Super shots.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

What a unique bird. I love the tail feathers.

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

Pune, Pune, India

Spotted on Oct 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

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