By Josie May 25th, 2023
They have distinctive black mustache marks and gray-blue feathers on their back and wings.
They prey on other birds, such as pigeons, ducks, and doves.
Their diet also includes bats, rodents, and insects.
Swallows are highly skilled aerial hunters, feeding primarily on insects such as flies, mosquitoes, and beetles.
They fly at high speeds in tight, erratic patterns.
Also, they have excellent eyesight to detect approaching predators.
Peregrine Falcons use a variety of hunting strategies to catch their prey, including the stoop, an aerial dive that can reach speeds of over 200 mph.
The swallow’s evasive maneuvers include quickly changing direction, taking advantage of its superior agility and speed.
Thanks to its elusive manoeuvres, the swallow can evade the peregrine falcon.