What are these birds?
October 9, 2010 9:09 AM Subscribe
What are these birds
posted by lapsangsouchong to Pets & Animals (5 answers total)
I saw these birds at the archaeological site of Ani, up against the Armenian border in the far east of Turkey. They're grey and brown, about the size of swifts and with a swift-like flight pattern (so, uh, I'm pretty sure they're a species of swift). But they stop and perch happily, unlike the hyperactive swifts I know from Europe and other bits of the Middle East. And, of course, they're a different colour.
Sorry about the not-very-clear photo; it's cropped from a much bigger image, and it was the closest I could get with a wide-angle lens. I'm not sure what the one on the right is doing with its head--anyone want to tell me?