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Old Saturday 6th June 2015, 22:27   #1
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Barn Swallow race

Anyone got any thoughts on the racial identity of this Barn Swallow? Photographed this spring. Photos cropped only, no other editing. Is this within the colour range of H.r.rustica?
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Old Sunday 7th June 2015, 06:18   #2
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Anyone got any thoughts on the racial identity of this Barn Swallow? Photographed this spring. Photos cropped only, no other editing. Is this within the colour range of H.r.rustica?
http://birdingmarc.blogspot.co.uk/20...-swallows.html

So, the answer to your question is yes. IMO your bird is within the range of rustica.
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Old Sunday 7th June 2015, 07:47   #3
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http://birdingmarc.blogspot.co.uk/20...-swallows.html

So, the answer to your question is yes. IMO your bird is within the range of rustica.
Thanks Graham....I wasn't aware of that. The bird was on Scilly this spring, by the way.......and of course, as we all know, anything out of the ordinary there is worth a second look !!
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