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On Mon, 29 Jul 2002, Wayne Scott wrote:

>     The mystery swallow that may be a violet-green was seen again at Brilyea
> Access yesterday, this time by Ted Murin and Dennis Abbott near the dam.
> Questions center around the length of the tail which appears to be long
> (perhaps too long for violet-green). Anyone with a good digital camera,
> video or camera who can get an image of the bird are encouraged to do so.
> Denny described the dark line on the rump appeared to be perhaps 20% that of
> a tree swallow.
>
> Wayne Scott
> Compiler, VT Rare Bird Alert
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> 416 Hanover Center Road
> Etna, NH 03750
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Other critical marks to document include the narrowness of wings in VGSW
(more swift-like) compared to Tree Swallow, as well as long projection of
wingtips beyond the tail in VGSW when perching (Tree Swallow has little
wingtip projection).  These field marks work in all plumages including
juvenile.  Any photo/video documentation of these field marks would be
invaluable.

Scott Morrical