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American Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Petrochelidon
Species: pyrrhonota

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Kelseyville, California
San Juan Capistrano, California
Traverse City, Michigan
Austin, Texas
Reston, Virginia
Shelton, Washington

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Member Notes:

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Positive audsrz On Dec 31, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI
(Zone 5a) wrote:

These birds eat tons of insects. Although their nests in the eaves can be messy, if they are not pooping on your front steps, let them be. They do not damage the structure of the house and for one year, I had no potato bugs, no-seeums, blackfly, and almost no mosquito.


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