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Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Stelgidopteryx serripennis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: HIRUNDINIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A plain brown bird, the Northern Rough-winged Swallow is fairly common across the United States in summer. The species derives its name from the outer wing feathers, which have small hooks or points on their leading edges.

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Calls

Territorial male gives a series of short, relatively low-pitched, rising "brrt" or "jrrr" notes.

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