Cliff Swallow Photo Gallery
What does the Cliff Swallow look like?
Cliff Swallows are stocky songbirds that have broad pointed wings, small heads and squared tails. They have metallic gray uppers and paler gray lowers, a white patch on the forehead, and a rich pumpkin throat. Juveniles are similar to adults, but much duller in coloration.
Cliff Swallow Habitat
Cliff Swallow Facts
Cliff Swallows are extremely social songbirds. They are often seen in colonies of hundreds of nests, but can form in the thousands. They primarily eat insects that they catch in flight. They build mud nests in a variety of places, including their namesake, cliffs, but also under bridges and on other man made structures. Cliff Swallows are regular prey to various raptors, snakes and domestic cats.