A Possible instance of piscivory in the Welcome Swallow 'Hirundo neoxena'

K. J. Lindsay

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The Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena is an aerial passerine that specialises on flying arthropod prey, which it captures on the wing. In September 2011, I observed an adult Swallow capture a small live fish from a pool in a tributary of the Lane Cove River, New South Wales. This is believed to be the first documentation of a Welcome Swallow catching a fish and one of the few observations of the capture of a fish by a member of the family Hirudinidae.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Field Ornithology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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