Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow – http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Hirundo-neoxena


The Welcome Swallow is metallic blue-black above, light grey below on the breast and belly, and rust on the forehead, throat and upper breast. It has a long forked tail, with a row of white spots on the individual feathers. Welcome Swallows feed on a wide variety on insects. They catch prey in flight, using their acrobatic flying skills. The prey is guided into the bird’s wide, open mouth with the help of short rictal bristles bordering the bill. These bristles also help protect the bird’s eye. untitled-42-2 untitled-59 20151222-AHP_8448 20151222-AHP_8453 20151222-AHP_8457