rough-winged swallow

Related to rough-winged swallow: bank swallows

rough-winged swallow

 (rŭf′wĭngd′)
n.
Either of two swallows (Stelgidopteryx serripennis or S. ruficollis) of the Americas, having outer primary feathers equipped with small barblike hooks.
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It offers a rich habitat for belted kingfishers, northern rough-winged swallows, redheaded woodpeckers, spotted sandpipers and several other types of birds, as well as beavers, coyotes, masked shrews, red foxes and spiny soft-shell turtles.
Tree swallows, violet-green swallows and Northern rough-winged swallows are all found along the river as it passes Elijah Bristow park.
Robins, tanagers, phoebes and rough-winged swallows fly above the cliff Flying squirrels live in a hollow tree nearby.