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Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Larks & Swallows Common Summer and Spring
Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow - Cheyenne Bottoms, KS
© Tom Benson

The Cliff Swallow is a common breeding resident on campus from March through July. It is a common migrant and breeding resident throughout southern California. In urban areas they generally build their mud nests in colonies under the eaves of building or bridges (e.g., freeway overpasses).

High Count: 100, Average Count: 30-50

The Cliff Swallow can be identified by its dark blue cap and back, chestnut face and throat, buff-colored rump, and white forehead and underparts.