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This Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) was photographed by Martin Reid at Benbrook Lake near Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas on September 14, 2003. The relatively bright cinnamon on the head and rather worn-looking outer primaries (there seems to be a molt boundary around P6/P7) indicate that this is an adult bird:

It appeared that a few feathers on the upper throat were yet to grow-in (but perhaps this is merely damp matting?):

Cave Swallow, Cliff Swallow, two N. Rough-winged Swallows: