Other Names: American Cliff Swallow
Distribution : North America south of the Arctic Circle.
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.