wood-swallow

[woo d-swol-oh]
noun
  1. any of several slate-colored songbirds of the family Artamidae, of southeastern Asia, Australia, and New Guinea, having long, pointed wings and noted for their swift, soaring flight.

Origin of wood-swallow

First recorded in 1850–55
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