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?

Thanks!


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


Read more: Feeding Baby Bird Nestlings and More tips.
Thank you for taking care of our feathered friends.
Susan

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Jul 22, 2017
European Starling
by: Anonymous

This is an adolescent European Sterling! It took me a while to figure it out but I encountered a bird exactly like this one and the feathers near the base of the tail were just starting to turn an iridescent green.

Jun 08, 2017
brown swallow
by: Anonymous

I have two of them in my yard. All brown with some tan highlights on of top wings. Dark beak, legs and eyes.Shaped like a grackle, but smaller. Rounded split tail. Eats mainly from suet block. Saw it bully a grackle once, otherwise peaceful.
Wyandotte MI, june 2017

Apr 15, 2017
Saw one today
by: Anonymous

Anybody had any luck finding out what bird this is?
I had one today at my feeder. This is the only picture I could find. I'm in Southeast Michigan as well.

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!
Enjoy!

Jun 28, 2011
Swallow?
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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