Utah Bird Profile
 Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Name Roots: (Gr. petra, "a rock"; chelidon, "a swallow" - Gr. pyrrhos, "flame-colored"; notos, "back")

In Utah:

Article by Alton Thygerson

by Jack Binch

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a bridge or in a cliff or in a building at a height of 3+ feet, in a mud gourd nest. This species is a rare cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: air screener.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and cliff habitats.
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