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Cliff Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota


"Small, stocky swallow, dark blue-gray upperparts, pale orange-brown rump, buff underparts. Forehead is white or buff while throat, sides of face are orange-brown. Crown is blue-black, bill is short and black. Tail is dark and squared. Legs and feet are gray. Catches insects in flight."


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Juvenile in nest.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Thanks Liam.

Liam 11 years ago

Ava, it may be, but I think "Mulard", domestic Mallard x Muscovy hybrid is more likely.
I have added this to your mission. :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at
Also, Liam, do you think this is a female Knob Duck?

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Orange, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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