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Cliff swallow
Hirundo pyrrhonota


Size: 6 inches
Overall Color: brownish and chestnut and white
Occurrence: near cliffs, buildings, bridges
Diet: insects
Nest: mud gourd shaped on vertical surfaces, colonial
Field Identification: square tail, buffy rump, dark chestnut throat, dark back and wings, white belly
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 54 Hirundinidae (swallows)
Genus: Hirundo
Species: pyrrhonota

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