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Peek a boo! A streak throated swallow on the lookout from its home. Birds,Geotagged,India,Petrochelidon fluvicola,Spring,Streak-throated Swallow,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous shot! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Fantastic shot! Posted 3 years ago
  3. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:

    "Peek-a-boo", indeed! The Streak-throated Swallow (Petrochelidon fluvicola) is a species of cliff-nesting swallow native to South Asia. They are busy, agile, and graceful birds that can catch insects and feed juveniles while on the wing! Plus, they are masters of avian architecture! Often found in large colonies, they construct intricate mud nests on vertical surfaces. It takes teamwork to gather and deposit the mud pellets that make up the nests. The swallows wisely choose a combination of sand, clay, and silt to form pellets so that the nest won't crumble as it dries. Once construction is complete, a nest can contain over 1,000 bonded pellets! The end product is a sturdy nest with a small opening, which ensures that the eggs and nestlings stay safe from predators. Crafty and clever! {Spotted in India by JungleDragon user, Saketh Upadhya} #JungleDragon
    Posted 3 years ago

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The Streak-throated Swallow or the Indian Cliff Swallow is a species of swallow found in South Asia.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by saketh upadhya
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By saketh upadhya

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Uploaded Nov 4, 2018. Captured Mar 23, 2018 10:21 in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Ranganathittu Road, District Mandya, Srirangapatna, Karnataka 571438, India.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 600mm