22 Jun 2011

European Turtle Dove & Barn Swallows

21/06/2011 – Dhahran Hills

Today there were a few more birds with some late migrants including:-
European Turtle Dove - 1
Barn Swallow - 4
House Martin type - 1

The martin was an odd bird that resembled Common House Martin but had a smaller, pale but darker rump. Darker underpart colour, darker underwing. It had fetures suggesting Asian House Martin but did not look exactly like this species either. The possibility of a hybrid Common House Martin x Barn Swallow also needs looking into. See next post for more details.






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