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A White Swallow

Naturevolume 32page523 (1885) | Download Citation

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ON August 3 I saw a white swallow flying among its fellows over a mill-pond at Garioch's Ford, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire. When I repassed on the following day it was still there, and it appeared to my brother and to me to be entirely white: otherwise I should suggest that the one seen in Westmoreland on September 4 (NATURE, No. 830, p. 500) might be the same bird on its southward pilgrimage. If it is true that the albino bird is never courted or paired (“Descent of Man,” chap. xiv.) we are not likely ever to see many white swallows.

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