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Welcome Swallow

A hungry Kanamit can eat thousands of midges in a day, so they are well worth keeping around!

Bushland Birds Bushland Heathland Wetland

Noongar Names: Kanamit

Scientific Name: Hirundo neoxena

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Cat predation

Will they visit?: They frequently visit home gardens with dense vegetation and located near reserves

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Large trees, shrubs, and under eaves around homes

Diet: Insects

Water: Shallow bird bath

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Welcome Swallows help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds of prey. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population

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