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Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Stelgidopteryx serripennis
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Length: 5 in. (13 cm )
Usually solitary or in small groups associated with Bank Swallows, the Northern Rough-winged Swallow makes its nest at the end of a burrow up to 6 ft deep in a vertical bank or occasionally under bridges and wharves but always over water. They feed on flying insects over open fields, savannas and water, but they will catch insects and the ground as well.

The four-digit banding code is NRWS.




Marsh / swamp


Open water

Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Northern Rough-winged 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: June 12, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-rough-winged-swallow

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Northern Rough-winged Swallow. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 12, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-rough-winged-swallow

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Dr. Biology. "Northern Rough-winged Swallow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-rough-winged-swallow

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Dr. Biology. "Northern Rough-winged Swallow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 12 Jun 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-rough-winged-swallow

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