Bank Swallow

Riparia riparia

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Swallows (Hirundinidae)

Code 4

BANS

Code 6

RIPRIP

ITIS

HEAD

Bank Swallow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Light brown in juveniles; Dark brown in adults.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Bank Swallow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 12 cm (4.75 in)
  • Weight: 14 g (0.5 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White with brown breast band.
  • Upperparts: Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Bank Swallow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift erratic fluttering flight on shallow wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-28 cm (10-11 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Brown
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