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Northern rough-winged swallow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Size: 6 inches
Overall Color: iridescent blue and white
Occurrence: open areas near woods and water
Diet: insects
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: iridescent blue back and wings, white belly, notched tail
Season: summer

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

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