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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 9 years ago

Thanks so much Melissa!!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

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

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thanks Liam ,Nicole and Azri!

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Very cool bird. Nice spotting!

NicoleB
NicoleB 9 years ago

Awesome little Beauty!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

well spotting,

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thanks Satyen!!!

AzriAzmi
AzriAzmi 9 years ago

Beautiful species !

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Super shots.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 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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