Bank Swallow Riparia riparia

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Hirundinidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
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Adult

Small songbird with a small head and tiny bill. Adults are brown above with a brown breast band and a white swoosh on the neck.

Adult

In flight, note pale belly and darker wings with a brown band across the chest.

Adult

Sleek brown songbird with a long slightly notched tail. Flies with quick, fluttery wingbeats.

Adult

Adults are brown above with a white throat that wraps up around the side of the neck. Note slightly forked tail.

Adult

Brown above and white below with a brown band across its chest.

Adult with Barn Swallow

Smaller than a Barn Swallow with a dark band across its chest.

Habitat

Nests in burrows; forages for insects fairly low over fields, water, and other open areas.

Recommended Citation

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/banswa