Arundels the martlets must stand for hirundels or swallows

Arundel

Arundels the martlets must stand for hirundels or swallows

The foot of a goat-sucker, with a distinctively longer middle toe, believed to be used for either grasping insects or combing its whiskers.

Foot of a Goat-Sucker

The foot of a goat-sucker, with a distinctively longer middle toe, believed to be used for either grasping…

The European house-martin, which has an affinity for living in the vicinity of man.

European House Martin

The European house-martin, which has an affinity for living in the vicinity of man.

The House Martin (Delichon urbicum), sometimes called the Northern House Martin or Common House Martin, is a migratory passerine bird of the swallow family which breeds in Europe, north Africa and temperate Asia; and winters in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical Asia. It feeds on insects which are caught in flight, and it migrates to climates where flying insects are plentiful. It has a blue head and upperparts, white rump and pure white underparts, and is found in both open country and near human habitation.

House Martin

The House Martin (Delichon urbicum), sometimes called the Northern House Martin or Common House Martin,…

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Adults have a slightly forked tail. These "aerial acrobats" have speed and agility in flight, and when approaching their housing, will dive from the sky with their wings tucked at great speeds.

Purple Martin (Female)

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Adults have…

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Adults have a slightly forked tail. These "aerial acrobats" have speed and agility in flight, and when approaching their housing, will dive from the sky with their wings tucked at great speeds.

Purple Martin (Male)

The Purple Martin (Progne subis) is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. Adults have…

A martlet is a heraldic charge depicting a mythical bird, similar in appearance to the swallow, but with short tufts of feathers in the place of legs (swifts have such small legs that they were believed to have none at all).

Martlet

A martlet is a heraldic charge depicting a mythical bird, similar in appearance to the swallow, but…

A brave sea bird that is usually found far out at sea.

Stormy Petrel

A brave sea bird that is usually found far out at sea.

The swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier, 1869).

Swallow

The swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier,…

"As he skims along close to the ground or the water, quick as thought he catches any unlucky fly that happens to be in his way", (Hooker, 1886).

Swallow

"As he skims along close to the ground or the water, quick as thought he catches any unlucky fly that…

Swallows are members of the perching bird family. They have narrow wings and long split tails.

Swallow

Swallows are members of the perching bird family. They have narrow wings and long split tails.

A member of the bird family Hirundinidae.

Swallow

A member of the bird family Hirundinidae.

An extensive genus of birds found in all parts of the world. They are distinguished by a short, depressed bill with a wide gape, long, pointed wings, tail more or less forked, and weak feet.

Swallow

An extensive genus of birds found in all parts of the world. They are distinguished by a short, depressed…

"Hirundo rustica, the Swallow, is metallic black, with a variable amount of chestnut or rufous on the head, rump, or lower surface; the last of these regions exhibiting much white or having a black pectoral band, while streaky markings are not uncommon." A. H. Evans

Swallow

"Hirundo rustica, the Swallow, is metallic black, with a variable amount of chestnut or rufous on the…

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) is a migratory passerine bird in the swallow family. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Hirundo riparia.Riparia means "of the riverbank", and is derived from the Latin ripa, a riverbank. It has a wide range in summer, embracing practically the whole of Europe and the Mediterranean countries, part of northern Asia and also North America, where it is called Bank Swallow. It winters in eastern and southern Africa, South America and South Asia (where it is called the Collared Sand Martin).

Swallow Roost

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) is a migratory passerine bird in the swallow family. This species…

The bank swallow (also known as the sand martin) lives in large communities, often of several hundred individuals.

Bank Swallow

The bank swallow (also known as the sand martin) lives in large communities, often of several hundred…

The swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier, 1869).

Cliff Swallow

The swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier,…

The common European swallow, which averages approximately six inches in length. This migratory bird divides its time between Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Common European Swallow

The common European swallow, which averages approximately six inches in length. This migratory bird…

The esculent swallow's nest is prized among the Chinese as a delicacy. It is native to many parts of Asia.

Esculent Swallow

The esculent swallow's nest is prized among the Chinese as a delicacy. It is native to many parts of…

The Swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier, 1869).

Salangane Swallow

The Swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier,…

"Entire upper parts glossy dark green; wings and tail blackish, lustrous; lores black. Entire under parts white. Bill black; feet dark." Elliot Coues, 1884

White-belied Swallow

"Entire upper parts glossy dark green; wings and tail blackish, lustrous; lores black. Entire under…

The muscles involved in swallowing food and water.

Swallowing

The muscles involved in swallowing food and water.

"The circular muscle of the mouth (1) and the buccinator or trumpeter's muscle (2) help the tongue to push the food back to the upper margin of the gullet, where it is seized upon by the three constrictor muscles (3, 4 and 5) of the pharynx, and pushed down the gullet or esophagus, which is represented as being cut off at 6." — Richardson, 1906

Swallowing Muscles

"The circular muscle of the mouth (1) and the buccinator or trumpeter's muscle (2) help the tongue to…

Swifts are related to swallows. The Swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail and excessively short tarsi. (Figuier, 1869).

Swift

Swifts are related to swallows. The Swallows are recognized by their long, pointed wings, forked tail…