cliff swallow


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cliff swallow

n.
A swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) of North and South America that builds a bottle-shaped nest of mud and twigs on cliffs or under eaves.

cliff swallow

n
(Animals) an American swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota, that has a square-tipped tail and builds nests of mud on cliffs, walls, etc
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Noun1.cliff swallow - North American swallow that lives in colonies and builds bottle-shaped mud nests on cliffs and wallscliff swallow - North American swallow that lives in colonies and builds bottle-shaped mud nests on cliffs and walls
swallow - small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
genus Hirundo, Hirundo - type genus of the Hirundinidae
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Coloniality in the cliff swallow: the effect of group size on social behavior.
The Isles of Scilly got in on the action with a Cedar Waxwing, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Wilson's Snipe, Cliff Swallow and Red-Eyed Vireo.
The Coahuila cliff swallow (Petrochelidon fulva pallida) in Texas.
Plain Prinia and Indian Cliff Swallow were very rare It was also evident from results that in old and new sites in and around Lahore the higher percentages (62%) of native trees were in old reference sites while
Buggy Creek virus (BCRV; Togaviridae, Alphavirus) is an arbovirus associated with colonially nesting cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) and transmitted by its vector, the hematophagous swallow bug (Oeciacus vicarius), an ectoparasite of the cliff swallow.
The birds most commonly involved in airplane collisions in Oregon were the American kestrel and the cliff swallow.
-THE Isles of Scilly played host briefly to a chimney swift and a cliff swallow - rare North American insect eaters.
Among our multivariate logistic regression models testing factors potentially driving cliff swallow site occupancy we again found two variables that improved model fit relative to the intercept-only model: (1) presence of canyon wrens and (2) distance to water (Table 4).
The cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is identified easily, even in flight, by its square tail, orange rump, chestnut-colored throat, and pale forehead patch (Brown and Brown, 1995).
-- The American swallow bug (Oeciacus vicarius) is a haematophagous ectoparasite that specializes on the cliff swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota) as its host.
It's nest-building time for this cliff swallow. The bird starts with a trip to the nearest mud puddle.
-- When collected, the specimen from Rita Blanco Creek was in the process of consuming a cliff swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota).