Scientific Name: Hirundo neoxena
Population Estimate: Unknown, but of Least Concern status
Range: Native to Australia with breeding established in New Zealand in the 1950s. The species is migratory in parts of Australia but not in New Zealand.
Field Notes: Deeply forked tail, bright blue back, rufous face and throat, white breast. Similar in appearance to the common Barn Swallow, though the range only overlaps in northern Australia.
Personal Notes: Only common swallow in New Zealand.