Hirundinidae (Swallows & Martins)

Birds

The swallows and martins are a group of passerine birds in the family Hirundinidae which are characterised by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Within the Hirundiniae, the name martin tends to be used for the squarer-tailed species, and the name swallow for the more fork-tailed species; however, there is no scientific distinction between these two groups.

 

Hirundo neoxena (HIRUNDINIDAE) Welcome Swallow

Native to Australia and nearby islands, and New Zealand, which has been colonised in the last half century. Similar to the Pacific…