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Common House Martin, Avión común

Delichon urbicum


Migratory passerine bird of the swallow family 13 centimetres long, with a wing span of 26–29 centimetres. It has a blue head and upperparts, white rump and pure white underparts, and is found in both open country and near human habitation. It builds a closed cup nest from mud pellets under eaves or similar locations on buildings usually in colonies.


Holm oak and pine tree forest, close to University campus.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.; f/14; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jun 17, 2013
Submitted on Sep 7, 2013

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