Story: Birds of mountains and open country

Welcome swallow over Lake Ngāroto

Welcome swallow over Lake Ngāroto

A welcome swallow meets its own reflection as it darts after insects above the lake surface. The birds’ distinctive forked tails and flight pattern make them easy to recognise.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 3 March 2006
Photograph by Amos Chapple

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Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Welcome swallow', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14023/welcome-swallow-over-lake-ngaroto (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015