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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Australian Field Ornithology|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|