birding-aus Re: White-backed Swallows

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Subject: birding-aus Re: White-backed Swallows
From: "EDWIN VELLA" <>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 21:00:22 +1000
>From what I have heard, White-backed Swallows used to occur in the western
outskirts of Sydney around the Windor and Penrith shires but I have heard of
no recent reports in the Sydney area. I was wondering if anyone would know
of the most recent reports of them in Sydney. As Rainbow Bee-eaters like the
same habitat and still breed in Sydney, I always think that they may still
be around but unoticed. They usually do fly higher than other swallows and
their call is fairly far carrying. The closest places I have seen them to
Sydney, is at Bulga and the Capertee Valley (both places atleast 200 km
away). Another question is whether they are supposed to be resident or
nomadic in these places?


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