The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Welcome Swallow

IMG_0953The Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) is a small passerine or perching bird in the swallow family and is native to Australia.  It is called the welcome swallow as its return is a herald of spring in southern parts of Australia.  The call is a mixture of twittering and soft warbling notes. The nest is an open cup of mud and grass, made by both sexes, and is attached to a suitable structure, such as a vertical rock wall or building. The nest is lined with feathers and fur. 

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