Can You Identify These Eight North American Swallows?
Mystery Swallow #3
Our smallest sparrow is brown above and white below. Its distinguishing feature is a dark breast band. Hint: It excavates a hole for its nest in vertical cliffs of dirt or sand, usually close to water.
a) Barn swallow
b) Bank swallow
c) Northern rough-winged swallow
d) Cave swallow
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