Welcome Swallow (species: Hirundo neoxena) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Hirundo neoxena
Welcome Swallow

©Malcolm Tattersall: Welcome Swallow hunting on the wing in Australia

©Leo: A Welcome Swallow on the wheel of the Pilot's boat at Eden harbour, Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Hirundinidae
Genus Hirundo
Species Hirundo neoxena
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia: The Welcome Swallow has been recorded only twice Lizard Island, in July 1969 and June 1996. It has also been recorded once from nearby Nymph Island, in October 1996 (Atlas of Living Australia, accessed 8 April 2012).

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