When I first saw a photograph of a Wire Tailed Swallow, I thought the photograph had been photoshopped.
Notice the wire tail?
Maybe, I thought, because we have only seen them high on wires 🙂
The young (immature) Wire Tailed Swallow is black. Not shown in these photographs.
The adult is an iridescent blue, a little like the Purple Sunbird.
.. no photoshopping, these are the actual colours.
A closer look.