Cliff Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Swallows (Hirundinidae)

Code 4

CLSW

Code 6

PETPYR

ITIS

HEAD

Cliff Swallow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Variable shades of dark brown, from maroon-brown to brown-black.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Blue
  • Forehead Color: Buff
  • Nape Color: Blue
  • Throat Color: Red-brown with black spot.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Cliff Swallow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 14 cm (5.5 in)
  • Weight: 23 g (0.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Blue, Rufous or Rust, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White with some red-brown streaking.
  • Upperparts: Blue with white stripes and orange-brown rump.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Cliff Swallow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Soars on thermals and updrafts., Swift graceful flight with slow deep wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 30 cm (12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X