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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If the upper and lower limits are taken for molt duration in both species, these intensities are sufficient to reduce the molt duration of primary feathers between 45 % and 68 % of the theoretical time required; similar to that found in the Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis Audubon, 1838) (Yuri and Rohwer 1997, Rohwer et al.
These results are similar to those found in the Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis Say, 1823) (Rohwer 2008) and the Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Yuri and Rohwer 1997), which achieved the maximum intensity when P7 was the outermost primary feather in development.
This contrasts with other Passerines such as: Northern Rough-winged Swallow (6.8 flight feathers, Yuri and Rohwer 1997), Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch (Emberizoides herbicola Vieillot, 1817) (7.0), Lesser Elaenia (Elaenia chiriquensis Lawrence, 1865) (6.0), Plain-crested Elaenia (E.
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.