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swallows Schwalben
swallows schluckt
swallows schluckt hinunter
2 words
sea swallows Seeschwalben
swallows up verschluckt
 
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Swallows definition: The family Hirundinidae, comprised of small BIRDS that hunt flying INSECTS while in sustained flight.
 
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Here, we present long-term results for a free-living population of barn swallows, Hirundo rustica , demonstrating the presence of 11 morphological abnormalities in populations around Chernobyl, but much less frequently in an uncontaminated Ukrainian control population and three more distant control populations.

A.P Møller et al.

Biology Letters 3 (4), 22 Aug 2007

The presence of these abnormalities in barn swallows is associated with reduced viability.

A.P Møller et al.

Biology Letters 3 (4), 22 Aug 2007

Here, we present results from long-term studies of barn swallows in Chernobyl and control areas in Ukraine and in three other populations in Europe.

A.P Møller et al.

Biology Letters 3 (4), 22 Aug 2007

We captured adult barn swallows in a contaminated area (Chernobyl (51°24′ N, 30°07′ E), open farmland within the exclusion zone or within a distance of 1 km from the border of the zone) and a control area (Kanev (49°06′ N, 33°33′ E), open farmland habitat similar to but approx.

A.P Møller et al.

Biology Letters 3 (4), 22 Aug 2007

We identified the following 11 abnormalities that deviate from common morphology, based on our extensive experience from handling more than 20 000 barn swallows ( figure 1 ): (i) Partial albinism refers to the presence of single or a few white feathers in the otherwise reddish brown or dark blue plumage (data for 1991, 1996 and 2000 previously reported by Møller & Mousseau 2001 ).

A.P Møller et al.

Biology Letters 3 (4), 22 Aug 2007

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