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Welcome Swallow

The Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family found in Australia and nearby islands, including New Zealand. It is about 15 cm (6 in) long, metallic blue-black in colour above, light grey below on the breast and belly, and rusty on the forehead, throat and upper breast.

Photo: JJ Harrison

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