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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Bank Swallow

Hirondelle de rivage

Riparia riparia


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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Bank Swallow

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5.25" 13.33cm 13" 33cm 0.5 oz 14.17g Hirundinidae Riparia riparia

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Bank Swallow

Distribution: The Bank Swallow makes it nest by digging horizontal holes into the soft earth in the sides of sand quarries, river banks and ridges.It is found throughout most of North America in the breeding season, from Newfoundland and Labrador, northeastern Quebec and across all of Ontario, through all the prairie provinces, into the Northwest and Yukon Territories and most of Alaska. South along the Pacific coast, to the central regions of Nevada, across to the Atlantic coast and north into New Brunswick. It spends its winter months in the tropics.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


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