Bird ID help....

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Bird ID help....

They were very cute, and looked really small. but I could be wrong.

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On the pic it's not easy to ID the birds, neither can you see how long the tail is, you can only go on the coloured parts and then they look very much like a barn swallow Hirundo rustica

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"Sparrow" wrote:
Laughing out loud Hi Landi, I thought Barn Swallow has some red and I can't see any red in this pics. And Barn Swallow has not such bright white breast, or I'm wrong about that :shock: but it is rather difficult to ID from cam pics!!!!

Barn swallows have red throats with a black band over the upper chest. These pics are not clear enough to differentiate between the different dark colours on the throat and upper chest. When a Barn swallow flys past you, you seldom see the red throat and just see the dark band.

Landi

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I also found this pic on google of a brown throated martin. also very similar...

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I've been trying to look up birds online, not much luck. I'm going to have to work on my bird skills. Eye-wink
I did find this pic of House Martins on Google. Looks pretty close to me but the pic I have is kind of far away to see much detail.

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"Landi" wrote:
House Martins dont have dark coloured throats, which these do - its difficult to see what they are but they certainly look like swallows or martins. The two options I can come up with are Barn Swallow (formerly Eurasian Swallow) of Brown Throated Martin.

Landi
Laughing out loud Hi Landi, I thought Barn Swallow has some red and I can't see any red in this pics. And Barn Swallow has not such bright white breast, or I'm wrong about that :shock: but it is rather difficult to ID from cam pics!!!! Eye-wink Laughing out loud

Puzzled: could you please also look at the sparrow-like birds in todays pic-thread? (Bella-felina post) Much appreciated, thanks! Eye-wink Laughing out loud

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House Martins dont have dark coloured throats, which these do - its difficult to see what they are but they certainly look like swallows or martins. The two options I can come up with are Barn Swallow (formerly Eurasian Swallow) of Brown Throated Martin.

Landi

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"Ingwe" wrote:
They look a bit like what Tabs thought were House Martins :roll:
Laughing out loud Yes! you could be right Ingwe! Laughing out loud

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hmm.. well thanks for trying! maybe someone will know for sure. I will try to do my homework on it in the meantime. Laughing out loud

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They look a bit like what Tabs thought were House Martins :roll:

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:roll: Hard to see Bella, could be swallows though can't ID excactly! Mayby Katja, Gerda or Fani can.
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