Purple Martin

I his dark swallow blue Hies over a variety of sheen on open habitats, hunting upper insects in the air by "0«y • gliding in circles, w ith periods of flapping flight.

• NEST Tree holes lined w ith mud and sticks, often in nest boxes in east of range.

• DlSTRIBl 1TION Breeds in I SA. Winters in S.E. Brazil.

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Plumage Sexes differ

Habitat

Migration MjKr.int

Riparia riparia

Species

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short, blunt ta il *

• Distribution Breeds in North America and Eurasia. Winters iu South America, Africa, N. India, and S.E. Asia.

Species

Riparia riparia

bank swallow powerful, slender wings

A small, drab, swallow, this species hunts insects by rivers, for long-distance flight lakes, and sand pits near its nesting colonics. • Nest a Clip nest is built of plant materials and feathers in a tunnel in a bank or cliff.

Family HlRUNDINIDAE

Species lj¡runt¡0 milieu

Barn Swallow

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Barn Swallow

A familiar seasonal visitor in tlie Northern I lemisphere. this bird frequents open country near water, catching insects in the air, often in low flight.

• NEST A mud bowl built onto a small support on the wall or the roof of a building or cave.

• Distribution Breeds in North America and Eurasia. pink-Winters in Southern Hemisphere, bellied form Female

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Plumage Scxcs d¡ffcr

Migration MjKram

Family HlRUNDINIDAE

Species QtHcho,, urbiea

distribution

Plumage Scxcs alikc

Migration MigranI

Family MOTAOII.I.IDAE

Species Motacillaflava

streamlined wings feathered tegs forked tail

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