White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus) is another species that may be making its way down to Australia for the winter!
During summer, the species occurs in two populations, one that breeds across the high Himalayas and the other that breeds in East Asia. Both populations potentially migrate to Australia and some parts of Southeast Asia for the winter.
This animated migration map was created from observations uploaded to the citizen science platform eBird up until 2020. Where present, the inset graph depicts the seasonal likelihood of finding this species (i.e. the proportion of eBird checklists) within its range in India alone. We are grateful to the many birdwatchers around the world who have enabled the creation of this animation by sharing their observations on eBird.