American Cliff Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota - Hirondelle à front blanc

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Hirundinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Petrochelidon

  • Species
    :

    pyrrhonota

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1817

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 15 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 17.5 à 26.7 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

American Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Petrochelidon pyrrhonota pyrrhonota (Alaska, Canada, w, n, e USA and nw Baja California. nw Mexico.)
  • Petrochelidon pyrrhonota ganieri (sc USA)
  • Petrochelidon pyrrhonota tachina (sw USA and ne Baja California. nw Mexico.)
  • Petrochelidon pyrrhonota melanogaster (extreme se Arizona and sw New Mexico. sw USA. to w and s Mexico)

Foreign names

  • Hirondelle à front blanc,
  • Golondrina Risquera,
  • Andorinha-de-dorso-acanelado / Andorinha-de-testa-,
  • Fahlstirnschwalbe,
  • sziklafecske,
  • Amerikaanse Klifzwaluw,
  • Rondine muraiola,
  • Stensvala,
  • Mursvale,
  • lastovička bralová,
  • vlaštovka pestrá,
  • Stensvale,
  • amerikanpääsky,
  • oreneta dels cingles,
  • Klettasvala,
  • jaskółka rdzawoszyja,
  • baltpieres bezdelīga,
  • pečinska lastovka,
  • Белолобая ласточка,
  • サンショクツバメ,
  • 美洲燕,
  • 紅石燕,

Voice song and cries

Hirondelle à front blanc
adult breeding

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

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