Solid brown Swallow?

This bird was found in a large grassy field in Southeast Michigan. The closest major city is Toledo OH. She is injured and was brought into my veterinary clinic for care. Would love to know what she (he?) is, especially so I can offer an appropriate diet. She is evenly brown all over, except for some lighter scalloping on the wing feathers. Underside is the same shade of brown. Darker spot in front of her eye.

I am thinking some sort of swallow?


It certainly looks like a swallow. A baby swallow consumes up to 700 flies a day!
They also like worms and grubs.

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Jan 02, 2015
Solid Brown Bird w/ Black Beak
by: Chris in Montague, NJ

This afternoon, 1/2/15, I saw feeding on our back deck a solid brown bird w/black beak the size & shape of a white bellied nuthatch. I've never seen this bird before & attempted to find an on-line image. The picture captioned above is the closest representive I find, & definately not a Brewer's Blackbird. Still do not know what he/she is!
Another amazing little beauty to add on Life List!

Jun 28, 2011
by: Judy- Seattle

Swallows have much smaller bills. Also the bird pictured doesn't have a swallow tail. I don't know what it is either, but my thinking leans towards a female Brewers Blackbird? I can't tell how big it is. Is it bigger that a sparrow? or the size of a robin?

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