Cave Swallow

Other Names: none

Distribution: discontinuously through Mexico and the Caribbean.

Cave Swallow distribution range map

Description:

Size: 13-15 cm in length with a 28-32 cm wingspan, weighing an average of 19 g.

Plumage: Generally brown with a square tail, steel-blue uppersides, a buff throat and rump, and a chestnut forehead. The legs, beak, and eyes are all black.

Species image
Cave Swallow

Cave Swallow

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
california
connecticut
cuba
delaware
florida
georgia
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
labrador
louisiana
maine
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
mississippi
nebraska
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
texas
virginia
west virginia
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Color
sheen
gray
white
Body Shape
swallow
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
swallows and martins - hirundinidae
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