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Welcome Swallow

(Hirundo neoxena)
Alternative name: "House Swallow*", "Australian Swallow"
Aboriginal name: Race "neoxena": "baringbah"; Race "carteri": "koonamit", "boodibring", "kabritj"

Size: 14-15 cm
Weight: 15 g (average)

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Recordings of Welcome Swallow chicks in their nest

In September 2014 we recorded the calls of a clutch of four Welcome Swallow chicks, as they grew up. The first chirp from the nest was heard on 3 September, which we assume is the day the first chick hatched. After the oldest chick had fallen out of the nest on 17 September, the rest fledged collectively on 19 September. The dates of the recordings below are part of the filenames.

welcome_20140910_7.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Begging calls © MD
welcome_20140910_5.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Begging calls © MD
welcome_20140910_4.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Warning call + begging calls © MD
welcome_20140910_6.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Subdued begging calls + alarm call © MD
welcome_20140912_5.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Begging calls + ? © MD
welcome_20140915.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Begging calls © MD
welcome_20140915_2.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Subdued begging calls + ? © MD
welcome_20140915_4.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
? + begging calls + alarm © MD
welcome_20140917.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Begging calls + testing wings © MD
welcome_20140917_2.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Begging calls © MD
welcome_20140917_3.mp3 neoxena
(NW NSW)
Begging calls + testing wings © MD

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