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After encountering a swallow I had trouble IDing, until Liam helped me out, I figured a thread of these guys would be cool. The mutation has always fascinated me.

I searched for a topic like it, but didn't find one. So, if one already exists, apologies.

My first melanistic bird, a Northern Rough-winged Swallow. (Which incidentally, Liam had a similar bird in the same location six years ago. Is it the same bird, or an offspring, or just a coincidence? We'll never know!)

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9 hours ago, akandula said:

Palm Warblers normally have white tail spots.

Sure enough it was in my guide, I just hadn't noticed it (either in the guide or on the birds) - I think it was the one sided variation that caught my attention on this one.

Thanks for the tip.

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