I have been trying to take a good reference photo of this bird for ages - they just don't sit still for long. I finally managed to take the reference photo for this one last week down on the Gold Coast. Thank goodness for a 50x zoom as it was sitting on a fence post and so I managed to zoom in and get a workable reference photo.
Welcome Swallows are native to Australia and nearby islands. They were introduced to New Zealand. They measure around 15 cm in length and weigh on average 15 grams.
Welcome Swallow measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.