This episode is all about birds in the family Hirundinidae. These are the swallows and martins, all of which are aerial insectivores.
This episode is all about birds in the family Hirundinidae. These are the swallows and martins.
Other than when they’re nesting, swallows are in the air almost all day long. This aerial lifestyle and that high-speed, erratic flight pattern can make it hard for us earthbound primates to get close looks at swallows.
But these flappy little birds definitely deserve our attention. They have many charms and talents that—with a little patience—we can learn about and see for ourselves.
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