One swallow does not make a summer for Sale

One swallow does not make a summer

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Red-rumped Swallow

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These birds and martins are a group of passerine birds in the family Hirundinidae which are characterized by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Because of the readiness with which some species nest in and around human settlements and buildings people have had a long experience with them and many myths and legends have arisen as a consequence. There is a famous place in California where these bird types migrate to/from.

These birds have a cosmopolitan distribution across the world and breed on all the continents except Antarctica. They also occur on a number of oceanic islands. A number of species are long-distance migrants. A few species of these birds are threatened with extinction by human activities, although other species have benefited from human changes to the environment and live in around humans.

These birds are excellent fliers, and use these skills to attract a mate and to feed. For the most part they are insectivorous, taking flying insects on the wing. On occasion they will snap prey off branches or on the ground.

Example: Just because you’ve won the $5000 poker tournament doesn’t mean you are going to win the $8,000,000 poker championship. Remember one swallow does not make a summer.

In other words, you should not assume something is true just because you have seen one piece of evidence for it or one instance of it.



One swallow does not make a summer

By unknown or Aristotle


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