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Sand Martins spotted in
the sand on the bank of a river. Favouring such places brought about another
common designation for these birds, used mainly in North America, i.e. Bank
Adults are brown above and white below, with a somewhat fainter brown band on the breast, while the legs are brown and the bill is black.
It lives near bodies of water and rivers, where it feeds
on small insects, mostly flies whose early stages are aquatic.
It breeds in colonies, typically nesting in burrows
bored in the sand on a river bank.
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