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Old 24-04-2009, 17:03   #1
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What Bird Is This?

Australia has a wonderful little bird cruisers must know.

They land on the life lines forward nealry every day at anchor. Their morning chatter is tuneful but quiet. Chirping good morning

We have had up to 8 at a time but usually just a pair.

Normally always forward, but sometimes aft on a rail or the BBQ, or a solar light. One flew inside the other day!

Do you know what it is?

We have waded through the books but we call him our Elusive Baby


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looks like a swallow to me. A litel differnt coloring on the top of the head than ours. Ours have the rusty color under the chin, but dark heads. One of my favorite birds up here in the northwest.
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a swallow of some sort

Hirundo neoxena? I believe the common name might be Welcome Swallow. Hard to say, since you keep asking about Aussie birds. Can you ask something a bit more California?
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Hirundo neoxena? I believe the common name might be Welcome Swallow.

Yes he is!!!!!!

Thank you so much!

So aptly named the Welcome Swallow they welcome us to so many anchorages.

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The Welcome Swallow is metallic blue-black above, light grey below on the breast and belly, and rust on the forehead, throat and upper breast. The call is a mixture of twittering and soft warbling notes, and a sharp whistle in alarm.
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Can you ask something a bit more California?

Sure!

Name this flying Californian:
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hmmmm.

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Name this flying Californian:
I'm almost certain that's not a species indigenous to California. Probably another one of those invasive species from Europe. Like a starling, but not as useful.
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Yes, swallows. Our cats Welcome them greatly and swallow them right after that and leave the mess for us crew to clean up ;-)

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I'm almost certain that's not a species indigenous to California. Probably another one of those invasive species from Europe. Like a starling, but not as useful.
LOL. That gave us a laugh. Pool 'lil Arne


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