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As many as 1,000 mud pellets make up one single nest. Source: The Hindu
Swallows, which devour nearly a thousand tiny air borne insects every day, help in reducing the numbers of malaria and dengue-causing mosquitoes

With the second edition of the International Conference on Indian Ornithology (ICIO-2013) around the corner (November 19-23), many knowledge gaps in the world of Indian birds are likely to get filled.

Organised by Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History in Coimbatore, the conference will be attended by 50 scientists from about 10 countries.

In this context, the tale of the docile, dainty and diminutive wire-tailed swallows about which ornithologists till date have limited knowledge needs to be highlighted.

 

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/dainty-aerial-acrobats/article5309160.ece

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