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Cliff Swallow nests

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Description:

Bird nests made of mud

Habitat:

Underside of freeway bridge above Lake Hodges

1 Species ID Suggestions

Cliff Swallow nests
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Cliff Swallow


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15 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Thanks Cindy. I don't know what it's worth as research material, but I love animal architecture. I'm hoping this becomes a worldwide mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Great mission, Ava! I'm adding this and others now.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Cindy, I've started a mission, which I'm hoping they will make worldwide, but you can put this picture in it because you're within 300 miles. http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Haha... Cliff Swallow.... I too get them last week... will post later...

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

wow Cindy ! Very interesting!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Heather, it was my bad that I didn't specify the size when I posted it.
Atul, thank you!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

fantastic spotting definitely a swallow nest

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Ashish - mud dobbers are much smaller, I think.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

I forgot to mention the size. They were about 16cm across but that's a guess since they were far above me. I agree with the swallow ID. Thank you all!

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

Could it be cliff swallow nests??

textless
textless 9 years ago

Definitely swallows - like these: http://textless.tumblr.com/post/21741025.... :)

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

Maybe, but notice the bird droppings around the area

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I feel its housings of Mud Daubers...!!

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

fairy martin not tree martin

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 9 years ago

Could be some swallows' nests. In Australia we have a related bird, called a tree martin, which builds nests similar to your spotting

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 2, 2011
Submitted on Nov 2, 2011

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