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Streak-throated Swallow Petrochelidon fluvicola   - Landing
Streak-throated Swallow
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Patan, Gujarat, India
Date : 10 October 2017
English synonyms:Indian Cliff Swallow, Indian Swallow, Streak-throated Cliff Swallow, Indian Cliff Martin
Bird Family :Hirundininae - Martins & Swallows
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We saw nesting site of streak-throated swallow under roof of bridge upon irrigation canal. Canal is almost dried up except for some water puddles. More than 50 swallows drinking water from puddle and hunting around the small bridge. Some are busy in nest building. They came hastily in a group of 10 to12, dug in the wet soil, collect mud in their beak and fly hastily towards their nest. They repeated the same process several times. - VP & PM