Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Other Names: none

Distribution: United States in summer; Mexico and Central America in winter. Nonmigratory populations exist in the Caribbean and Central America.

Northern Rough-winged Swallow distribution range map

Description:

Size: 12-15 cm in length with a 27-30 cm wingspan.

Plumage:  Pale brown above and white below, with a light brown throat and darker brown flight feathers. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
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
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Sounds
chirping
Habitat
aerial
agricultural
mudflat
riparianorriverforest
Oceans
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
Body Shape
swallow
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
swallows and martins - hirundinidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern