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When they are all flying together the differences soon become apparent and you can learn which is which when you see them alone. Separating the different Swifts is another story, it is very difficult in some cases as shape is the same and size can only be seen by comparison. Pallid Swift is much paler on top of the wings if you get to see them like you can on this picture.
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This was sent to birdforum.org and their ID was Brown-hooded, which is the last suggestion made. As the user said, it was with a Brown-hooded male. You will also note that Kei Heyns suggested Brown-hooded after he first suggested Grey-headed. The first two suggestions are left in place to show the history of the ID process. Brown-hooded was confirmed by 2 independent experts who are not members of Project Noah and therefore could not partake in the suggestion process.
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If you agree with any IDs you are given you can go into "Edit this spotting" and make the necessary changes/corrections yourself.