French: Hirondelle ariel German: Arielschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina ariel
#R, New South Wales, Australia
Australia (excluding Groote Eylandt, much of SW, and Tasmania); scattered winter records in New Guinea.
11 cm; 9–14 g. Has forehead, crown and nape rufous-brown, face grey-brown, back glossy deep blue with few whitish streaks, rump dull white or buffish-white; wings and... read more
Song is a high-pitched twittering; contact call “chrrr” or “prrrt-prrrt”.
Open areas, such as open woodland and grassland, usually near water.
Food and feeding
Diet includes mayflies (Ephemeroptera), termites (Isoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), hymenopterans (... read more
Aug–Feb; two broods, sometimes three. Socially monogamous, but some extra-pair paternity (in one study, 29% of 70 broods and 14% of... read more
Some post-breeding movements. Partial migrant in SE Australia; large movement to N parts of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and common, especially in E. May have benefited from increased availability of artificial nest-sites and increase in amount of grassland... read more
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