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Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Description:

A plain brown bird, the Northern Rough-winged Swallow is fairly common across the United States in summer. The species derives its name from the outer wing feathers, which have small hooks or points on their leading edges. (Cornell)

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Liam
Liam 11 years ago
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged Swallow - BirdForum Opus


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3 Comments

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thanks Livan & Liam for identifying this little guy!!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

That's a first for me! I've never heard of them, let alone seen one! But it looks very much like the pics...on your link and my phone app... I agree with swallow with that tiny beak... I'll update later...thank you, Livan!

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 11 years ago

I think it is a cold fluffed up Northern Rough-winged Swallow, see what you think:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/North...
Looks like a swallow to me at any rate.

ChristyHolland
Spotted by
ChristyHolland

Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Apr 19, 2013
Submitted on May 25, 2013

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