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Johnd

texas bird id

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costal TX today

was hang out with a group of swallows

From what I saw it was completely black

 

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The bill shape is highly instructive. The gape, that is the meeting of upper and lower jaws extends well into the head, a feature that allows opening the bill very widely. That feature would be quite useful in species that try to catch flying insects while they're flying.

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