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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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.
In the bank swallow tunnel entrance analysis (8), the problem was to avoid an apparent confirmation of uniformity that might have attended the use of either the binomial or the Poisson.
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.
Depending on how broadly you want to define "ecosystem," that term here on the Clarks might include interactions among willow flycatchers and willows, bank swallows and aspens, white firs and natural fire; cows, ground squirrels, and coyotes; and, as geologist Allen King suggests, even mud and basalt flows and decomposed granite soil.
Bank beaver litter the shore with sticks; bank swallows line their clay burrows with straw.