: It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a 1 pound coconut.
Listen, in order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings 43 times every second, right?
It could be carried by an African swallow!
But then of course, uh, African swallows are non-migratory.
Wait a minute! Supposing two swallows carried it together?
No, they'd have to have it on a line. What, held under the dorsal guiding feathers?
Well, why not?