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Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica


Similar to the Australian Welcome Swallow. Flight is swift; it chases insects with banking and turning, often swooping close to the ground, or skimming the surface of water.


Open country towns, often near water; tends to be noticed when perched on overhead wires in line with other swallows.


Info is from the 'Michael Morcombe Field guide to Australian Birds' second edition. A great book for all wildlife photographers or bird watchers in Australia.

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Uncle Minty
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Uncle Minty

4581, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 28, 2011
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

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