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Please Id these swallows / Martins (1 Viewer)


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Took some snaps of these birds flying over the radio tower. Red rump swallows frequented this tower, but these birds look like Barn swallows?
Location Mount Abu Raj India.
16 Oct 2021.

ID 0F4A4941.JPG


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I can't see one that's either clearly or potentially a barn swallow. They all look to have palish throat (some in shade) and dark tail and undertail-coverts (i.e. red-rumped swallow).

Vyom B. Vyas

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From what I can observe, large flock + pale white underneath + minimal brownish streaks on throat and hint of red on the head, I am going with Streak-throated Swallow


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Certainly the two birds to the left of the tower are Red-rumped and I suspect most or all of the others are - combination of pale belly and black undertail-coverts and tail streamers. The bird to the extreme left shows a combination of rufous nape and pale pinkish rump (looks whitish in the field). All the birds have a tail fork too deep for Streak-throated.

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