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Carrier Swallows.

." Carrier swallows, " instead (if pigeons, have again been tested successfully |at • Roubai*. by a trainer. Fifteen of |he birds were given absolute freedom tof wing for the first time. They flew lin different directions, and m about twenty minutes'' one came back and pcrcliud on the.trainers.outstretched finger, 'the others followed, and m half an h|ur, every swallow was back. M. Desbouviie,', who trains'fchese birds, is confident tjiat, m war time they would be ten times {at least more useful th&*i carrier pigeons^ as they are more intelligent^ fly higher, |nd can obtain their food while on the wijig. Aa to the habit of the 1 swMows flying iouth when the winter setp^ni nere m pur nbrthern^climes, the experifehiced trailer is aj)lete produce birds, which he keptjall thiwugh the most bitterly cold months of last year and this. „,

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Carrier Swallows., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890

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Carrier Swallows. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890

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