Saturday, February 24, 2018

RED-RUMPED SWALLOW

Photographed at Lake Tinaroo, Yungaburra, Queensland, February 2018
1029                    RED-RUMPED SWALLOW                  Cecropis daurica 

AUSTRALIA              733

Regular vagrant to Australia, appearing in Broome area(WA) and at Yungaburra and near Mosman (Q). From southern Europe and Asia; Indian and African populations are resident, but European and other Asian birds migrate, wintering in Africa, India, and vagrants to Christmas Island and northern Australia. Insectivores, catching insects on the wing. Builds mud nest with tunnel entranc.






1 comment:

  1. no 1029 came a long way - he looks too delicate to make it that far

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