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Cliff Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
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Length: 6 in. (14 cm )
Colonial nesters, the gourd-shaped mud nests of this swallow are often packed together under bridges, eaves of buildings, cliffs and other shaded vertical surfaces. The Cliff Swallow spends much of the day flying over water and open fields and it specializes on eating insects captured in its short but broad bill during these flights. This species winters in southern South America.

The four-digit banding code is CLSW.

Female | Robert Shantz



Marsh / swamp

Open water


Urban city
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Cliff Swallow
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: May 21, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cliff-swallow

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Cliff Swallow. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved May 21, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cliff-swallow

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Cliff Swallow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cliff-swallow

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Cliff Swallow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 May 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cliff-swallow

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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