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Passeriformes > Hirundinidae

Bank Swallow

Riparia riparia

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Small, compact swallow that is brown above and white below. Note white throat, sharply contrasting brown chest band, notched tail and more angular, pointy wings. Colonial nester; builds nest by tunneling into sandbank. Forages for insects over fields, marshes, and ponds.

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