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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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.
2006), (4) overhung to provide protection from precipitation, (5) close to water because water sources may provide opportunities for hydration and prey capture (Jones and Dieni, 1995; Johnson and Ratti, 2002), (6) characterized by high crevice density in which canyon wrens forage for insect prey (Mirsky, 1976; Jones and Dieni, 1995), and (7) in close proximity to cliff swallow nest colonies.
However, the number of cliff swallow nests at these colonies ranged from 3-20 and were located either in a separate, but attached, culvert or along a high span of a bridge that was not occupied by either barn or cave swallows.
Plain Prinia and Indian Cliff Swallow represented the least relative abundance i.
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.
There are six species of swallows in California, but the cliff swallow is most adaptable, said Dan Cooper, a conservation biologist based in Los Angeles.
THE Isles of Scilly played host briefly to a chimney swift and a cliff swallow - rare North American insect eaters.
5 Northern rough-winged swallow NRWS -- -- (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) Cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonata) (R) CLSW 0.
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).
Native birds or locally breeding migratory songbirds observed in the basin and nearby areas include northern mockingbird, house finch, lark sparrow, Brewer's blackbird, Say's phoebe, black phoebe, lesser goldfinch, Anna's hummingbird, cliff swallow, and great-tailed grackle.
The American swallow bug (Oeciacus vicarius) is a haematophagous ectoparasite that specializes on the cliff swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota) as its host.