Cliff Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

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The American cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is a member of the passerine bird family Hirundinidae consisting of both swallow and martin species. The scientific name is derived from Ancient Greek; Petrochelidon originates from the petros meaning "rock" and khelidon "swallow", pyrrhonota comes from purrhos meaning "flame-coloured" and -notos "-backed".

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. (c) Richard Griffin, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/birdman_of_beaverton/14066221638/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrochelidon_pyrrhonota

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