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    Bank Swallow

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    Bank Swallow

    Riparia riparia
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Hirundinidae
    Basic Description

    The Bank Swallow nests in colonies in streamside banks across much of North America. It can also be found across most of Europe and Asia.

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    Other Names
    • Avión Zapador (Spanish)
    • Hirondelle de rivage (French)
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