northern roughwinged swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.75 inches
Warm brown upperparts
White underparts with dusky throat and breast
Most often seen flying
Nests in holes (burrows, crevices) near water
The northern rough-winged swallow is similar to bank and immature
tree swallow but has warmer brown upperparts and a dusky throat and
breast. It lacks the breast band of the bank swallow and is larger.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 4-8
Length of Incubation: 12 days
Days to Fledge: 19-21
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 U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
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Sky Meadows Park
Crooked Run Valley