Swallows and Martins

White-backed Swallow

Cheramoeca leucosternus
Rare breeding visitor.

Welcome Swallow

Hirundo neoxena
Common breeding resident with altitudinal migration from the higher places. Some passage through the ACT, which is poorly understood.

Fairy Martin

Petrochelidon ariel
Uncommon breeding migrant in smaller numbers than its relative. Also has a shorter season here.

Tree Martin

Petrochelidon nigricans
Common breeding migrant. A few birds over-winter in some years.
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