• Swallow Migration

    9 days ago - By Ornithology

    In Late and Middle English, the word “swallow” meant “gulf, abyss, hole in the earth or whirlpool,” and later “throat or gullet.” The Norse version of the word meant “devourer or swallower.” Today it means to put a drink or piece of food down the throat, accept a story without question, or the familiar small bird that frequents our skies in the spring. Swallows are amazing animals, flying as much as 600 miles a day in pursuit of flying insects. The eight species of swallows that breed in North America journey to every part of Central and South America every year. Swallows in the U.K. fly...
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