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Darn Juveniles 1 - Cliff Swallow?

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15 minutes ago, akandula said:

Looks like a female/immature Purple Martin to me.

Thanks. I was between Purple and Cliff and the chunky looking body steered me towards Cliff.

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Take note of the under-tail coverts discussion here (https://cobirds.org/Publications/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/19.pdf). Also note that the outermost tail feathers are obviously longer than the others thus making for, at least, a notched tail, if not a forked tail. The under-tail coverts pattern and tail shape both rule out Cliff, as does the streaking on the upper belly/lower chest.

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