house martin


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house martin

n.
A swallow (Delichon urbica) of Eurasia and Africa, having blue-black plumage, a white rump and white underparts, and a forked tail. Also called martlet.

house martin

n
(Animals) a Eurasian swallow, Delichon urbica, with a slightly forked tail and a white and bluish-black plumage
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Noun1.house martin - common small European martin that builds nests under the eaves of houseshouse martin - common small European martin that builds nests under the eaves of houses
martin - any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
Delichon, genus Delichon - a genus of Hirundinidae
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There was no lasting damage, but the deluge loosened a house martin nest and we could hear the chicks desperately cheeping as it began to disintegrate.
ON Monday evening, the air a little warmer and insects hatching from the lagoons, it was wonderful to watch a flock of hirundines at RSPB Conwy: hundreds of Sand Martins, interspersed with a handful of Swallows and an occasional House Martin.
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Mr White, 48, who lives in Bedlington, has lovingly cared for and fed the baby house martin every hour for the last two weeks after he was found in Boulmer.
The bird can be confused with the house martin but is distinctly brown and typically found near water.
Paul Heaton & Cerys Matthews @ University, Cardiff (Tuesday): One time House martin and Beautiful Southerner shares the spotlight with Wales's current national treasure on this co-headline tour.
When the leader fell, they went in again on House Martin, who was travelling in second place at the time of Text's demise, taking her price down to a low of 1.
vi Duncan and Banquo are commenting on the good air and pleasant seat of Macbeth's castle, the house martin does nest on the `jutty, frieze, [and] buttress', and is named the martin because it migrates at Martinmas and returns with spring.
Saturday July 29 sees rock and pop take over with a line-up that includes Teesside band Last Anthem opening proceedings as well as Beautiful South and House Martin tribute The Beautiful Sound and Alecia Karr as Pink.
Summer migrants have started to arrive, with RSPB Conwy recording its earliest ever House Martin on Friday, plus Swallow and White Wagtail during the week.