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Photo © by Tom Tarrant
Dayboro, South East Queensland, Australia, September 2003
Petrochelidon ariel

Hirundo ariel

Identification

Distribution

Watercourses of mainland Australia; winters to New Guinea.

Taxonomy

Juvenile being fed
Photo © by fthsm
Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia January 2009

Previously included in genus Hirundo.

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Arid scrubland, near watercourse.

Behaviour

Breeding

These birds build a tubular mud nest under a horizontal surface.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase

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