bank swallow (Riparia riparia)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.75 inches
Dark brown upperparts
White underparts with dark breast band
Rump paler than back and tail
Most often seen flying
Nests in cavities near water
The bank swallow is most similar to northern rough-winged and
immature tree swallow. When perched, as mixed flocks of swallows
often do on telephone wires, the bank swallow is obviously smaller
than the other species. In flight, the bank swallow has a dark breast
band from below and a paler rump, contrasting with darker back and
tail, from above.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 4-6
Length of Incubation: 14-16 days
Days to Fledge: 18-24
Number of Broods: 1
Diet: Exclusively insects
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May R
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Calendar of Events
Sky Meadows Park
Crooked Run Valley