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The American cliff swallow's average body length is 13 cm (5.1 in), they have short legs and small bills with relatively long pointed wings. Adult cliff swallows have an overall dark brownish plumage covering both their back and wings, they have a characteristic white forehead, rich red coloured cheeks with a dark throat, basic white underparts and a buffy-coloured rump. In good lighting occasions, their crowns and mantle feathers are iridescent. The Northern population is slightly larger in body size from the Mexican cliff swallow population and differ in facial markings, where the Mexican population have a chocolate brown patch on their forehead. American cliff swallows are extremely social song birds that can be found in large nesting colonies reaching over 2,000 nests. They are frequently seen flying overhead in large flocks during migration, gracefully foraging over fields for flying insects or perching tightly together on a wire preening under the sun. Learn more about Cliff Swallow


View related species in family group: Swallow

Animalia: Chordata: Passeriformes: Aves: Hirundinidae: Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

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