Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow
(Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Order:  Passeriformes
Family:  Hirundinidae

Note: Cliff Swallows are dark blue above but appear dark brown or black in certain lighting.
Photo © Steve Byland

Cliff Swallow Information

Cliff Swallow
Photos, description, habitat, distribution, diet, vocalizations, and reproduction. (From Wikipedia)

Cliff Swallow
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)

Cliff Swallow
Range, habitat, physical description, reproduction, lifespan, behavior, communication, food habits, predation, and conservation status. (From Animal Diversity Web)

  Song and calls of the Cliff Swallow

  Identification tips for the Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow at Mud Nest

Cliff Swallow at Mud Nest

© arttoday

Breeding Bird Survey Map,

Cliff Swallow Breeding Map

(Image credit: USGS)

Range in New England

The Cliff Swallow is found breeding in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. This bird is seen in mainly in migration in the rest of the region.

This swallow winters in South America.

Breeding Map from eBird

Sightings of the Cliff Swallow May-July over the past 10 years (2009-2019)