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Bank Swallow - (Hirundo rustica) 



  • Small songbird, smallest swallow
  • Brown above, white below
  • Contrasting dark breast band
  • Long slender wings, notched tail 
  • 5.25" (13 cm.)


  • Forages over open areas and water

Additional Information

  • Locally common summer resident
  • Nests in colonies
  • Burrows into sandbanks creating tunnels
  • Found nesting near the Reserve

Bank Swallow on a branch

Bank Swallow on a rock ledge 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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