sand martin

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Related to bank swallows: Pale Sand Martin, barn swallows
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Synonyms for sand martin

swallow of the northern hemisphere that nests in tunnels dug in clay or sand banks

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Figure 2 represents the openings of 116 nest tunnels in a colony of bank swallows (Riparia riparia L.
The tree seedling [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED] analysis (7) and Table 1, and the bank swallow tunnel entrance [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED] analysis (8), present different analytic strategies.
Every year, a colony of bank swallows returns to nest in cliffs along the north shore of Lake Ontario, not far from Bacon's home.
Then, in perfect anticlimax, a gunmetal aura blanketed my little camp as zillions of bank swallows careened into darkness.
Bank beaver litter the shore with sticks; bank swallows line their clay burrows with straw.