Welcome Swallow

​The Welcome Swallow​, Australia’s most widespread swallow,​ can be seen fluttering, swooping and gliding in search of flying insects in almost any habitat, between city buildings, over farmland paddocks, in deserts, wetlands, forests, grasslands, and in every habitat in between.

Here the Welcome Swallow is seen collecting mud for the nest. Welcome Swallows build their mud nests in many different situations, though most noticeably beneath bridges and on the walls of buildings.

The name ‘Welcome’ ​Swallow comes from sailors who knew that the sight of a swallow meant that land was not far away. 

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