- Tiny bill
- Pale orange rump and forehead (dark in some
- Blackish cap, throat and upperparts
- Side of neck brown
- Tip of tail squared
- Juveniles similar to adults but duller
- Most often seen flying
- Will nest communally in mud nests under bridges, in
barns and caves, etc.
The Cliff Swallow can be told from all swallows except the Cave
Swallow by its pale rump. Cave Swallow has a darker forehead and
a paler throat than the Cliff Swallow. When viewed from below, the
Cliff Swallow can be told from other swallows by its squared tail
and dark throat.