Cliff Swallow

Other Names: American Cliff Swallow

Distribution : North America south of the Arctic Circle.

Description:

Size: 13-14 cm in length with a 28-30 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults have an iridescent blue back and crown, brown wings and tail, and buff rump. The neck and forehead are white. The undersides are white and the face is red. The tail is square-ended.

Juveniles are essentially dark brown above and off-white below, except for the buff rump and dark face.

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Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Sounds
chirping
Habitat
aerial
agricultural
savanna
lakes rivers ponds
Urban
Oceans
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
buff
sheen
brown
gray
Body Shape
swallow
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
swallows and martins - hirundinidae
Bird Species