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Australian or House Swallow
Breeds August-December. Builds an open cup nest of mud and grass, often under bridges and verandahs. The female incubates the eggs but both male and female build the nest and feed the young.
A metallic blue-black bird with a distinctive rust coloured face, throat and upper breast.
Mainland Australia and Tasmania except the arid zone and most of the Northern Territory.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Welcome Swallows often build their mud nests close to human habitation.
Carnivore, feeding on a wide variety of insects generally caught in flight.
Grasslands, open woodlands, rivers, wetlands and urban areas.
Native to Australia