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Bird - Sand Martin

Observed: 19th April 2013 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birds
19.04.2013 Bird - Sand Martin
Description:

Only a passing shot, but might be identifiable.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

ID comment

The long tail and what appears to be a solid block of colour on the throat area rules out the Martins.

ophrys's picture

Swallow

Aside from the tail streamers being long, the wings appear less pointed in a Martin and the brown bar across the breast would be visible, were this a Sand Martin. It's all about jizz!

However, could it be Red-rumped Swallow? No, as the throat would be pale!

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Is jizz a new scientific

Is jizz a new scientific identifier then?

ophrys's picture

Jizz

I think most birders use jizz to pick out anything different...if you know the general appearance of common species, you can spot when something unusual appears. I don't think there's anything new in that!

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