Cave Swallow

Petrochelidon fulva

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Swallows (Hirundinidae)

Code 4

CASW

Code 6

PETFUL

ITIS

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HEAD

Cave Swallow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown in adults.
  • Head Pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Blue
  • Forehead Color: Red-brown
  • Nape Color: Red-brown
  • Throat Color: Red-buff
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Cave Swallow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 13-15 cm (5-6 in)
  • Weight: 20 g (0.7 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White with red-brown wash on breast and sides.
  • Upperparts: Blue with white streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Cave Swallow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift graceful flight, alternating several rapid deep wing beat with long elliptical glides ending on sharp sweeping upturns. Soars on winds and thermals.
  • Wingspan Range: 30 cm (12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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