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    Northern Rough-winged Swallow

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    Northern Rough-winged Swallow

    Stelgidopteryx serripennis
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Hirundinidae
    Basic Description

    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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    Other Names
    • Golondrina Alas Aserradas (Spanish)
    • Hirondelle à ailes hérissées (French)
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