Aussie ornithologist required

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Steve1307
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Re: Aussie ornithologist required
In reply to SteveTK, Feb 10, 2013

You're right about the Swallows, i think they're "Welcome Swallows". they have, the shiny dark blue feathers, light grey breast and usually a little darker "rusty red" face these might be juvenile ones since they look a bit lighter in colour.  the shape of the tail feathers are the giveaway.

Swifts are more common here and look similar albeit a bit smaller and are always flying around. I've never seen a Swift perched like that.

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