Species Details

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Scientific Name : Petrochelidon fluvicola
Family : Hirundinidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Cliff Swallow has a distinctive appearance with a brownish-grey head and upperparts, a pale underbelly, and a rusty-colored rump. It has a squared-off tail, and a forked tail is lacking. It has a short, wide bill. The Cliff Swallow measures approximately 12-15 cm in length and weighs around 18-30 grams.
It is found in open habitats, including cliffs, riverbanks, and man-made structures such as bridges and buildings. It is commonly found in western North America.
The Cliff Swallow feeds primarily on insects, which it catches while in flight. This species is known for its distinctive mud nests, which are built in colonies on cliffs or man-made structures. It is also a highly social species, often seen in large flocks during migration. The Cliff Swallow breeds in colonies, constructing mud nests which are attached to vertical surfaces. The female lays 3-6 eggs, which are incubated by both parents for around 14-16 days.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Viral joshi(www.xeno-canto.org/Viral joshi), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.