Sand martin

Sand martin

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Credit: SIMON BOOTH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sand martin (Riparia riparia) in flight, returning to its nest in a sandstone cliff (right). Another sand martin is peering out from one of the nesting holes. This bird is also known as the bank swallow, since it is often found nesting in waterside cliffs and banks. Photographed in the UK.

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