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Superb photos of eight swallows

David Sibley included a dozen species from the family Hirundinidae (swallows and martins) in the second edition of The Sibley Guide to Birds. To date, visitors to our photo galleries have posted pictures of 8 of the 12, including the photos below.

Read our interview with David Sibley about his Guide to Birds.

Purple Martin

Purple Martin

This Purple Martin, photographed by snooked, was hunting in Cypress Park, Coral Springs, Florida.

So what are the four swallow species that aren’t represented yet in our galleries? They’re Brown-chested and Common House Martin, and Mangrove, and Bahama Swallows. If you have a picture, please share it!

See more photos of swallows.

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