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Ground-foraging techniques of Welcome Swallows 'Hirundo neoxena', including an instance of kleptoparasitism

Australian Field Ornithology
Volume 29 Issue 3 (Sep 2012)

Abstract: All species of swallow primarily forage on the wing although occasionally come to ground to take prey. There are only a few documented cases of Australian swallow species foraging while on the ground, and descriptions of foraging techniques in these instances are limited. Here we provide details of observations on ground-foraging of the Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena in south-eastern Australia, as well as an instance of kleptoparasitism.

To cite this article: Fitzsimons, James A and Thomas, Janelle L. Ground-foraging techniques of Welcome Swallows 'Hirundo neoxena', including an instance of kleptoparasitism [online]. Australian Field Ornithology, Vol. 29, No. 3, Sep 2012: 160-165. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=789375436121734;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1448-0107. [cited 27 May 16].

Personal Author: Fitzsimons, James A; Thomas, Janelle L; Source: Australian Field Ornithology, Vol. 29, No. 3, Sep 2012: 160-165 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1448-0107 Subject: Swallows--Behavior; Birds--Food; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood VIC 3125, and The Nature Conservancy, Suite 3-04, 60 Leicester Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia, email: james.fitzsimons@deakin.edu.au
(2) BirdLife Australia, Suite 2-05, 60 Leicester Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia, email: janelle.thomas@birdlife.org.au

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection