Can You Identify These Eight North American Swallows?
Mystery Swallow #4
Blue-black above, with underparts ranging from creamy to orange, this species has the longest and most forked tail of any North American swallow. Its dark throat contrasts with its warm, paler belly. Hint: This species usually builds a nest on human-made structures, such as under bridges, the eaves of houses, or farm structures.
a) Cliff swallow
b) Bank swallow
c) Barn swallow
d) Silo swallow
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Birding by Ear: How to Identify Birds Without Using Your Eyes
There is a lot more to bird watching than just watching. Discover the difference between bird songs and calls, and learn popular mnemonics for recognizing sounds made by common backyard birds!