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Wire tailed Swallow : collecting wet clay for nest : Amazing Wildlife of India by Renu Tewari & Alok Tewari (Hirundo smithii)

These beauties
collect wet clay/ mud
and roll it into
small pellets ...

... mixing it with
saliva and sticking
these small pellets
together to make
lovely ... wonderfully
designed retort shaped
nests ...
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Village Mankrola
Gurugram
Haryana
India
8 August 2023
Habitat
Agrarian wilderness with scattered waterbodies
Location
Village Mankrola, Gurugram, Haryana, India
Date taken
08.08.2023
Scientific name
Hirundo smithii
excellent behavioural video, Renu and Alok, I wondered how it still manages to breathe with all the mud around its bill, top notch, many tfs!!
 
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Another wonderful video this Alok!!!

Thanks so much for showing it to us my friends.
 
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Gorgeous swallow and brilliant close-up footage of this mud collector. Excellent action and behavioral footage Renu & Alok! TFS!
 

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