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    Cave Swallow

    Petrochelidon fulva
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Hirundinidae
    Basic Description

    The Cave Swallow is a locally common swallow of Texas, Mexico, and the Caribbean. True to its name, it often roosts and nests inside the entrances to caves, sharing the space with bats.

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    Other Names
    • Golondrina Pueblera (Spanish)
    • Hirondelle à front brun (French)
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