The number of cliff swallows killed along roads in southwestern Nebraska has plunged over 30 years as the birds' average wing length has shrunk, researchers report March 18 in Current Biology.
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CLSW stands for Cliff Swallow (bird species Hirundo pyrrhonota)
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Buggy Creek virus (BCRV; Togaviridae, Alphavirus) is an arbovirus associated with colonially nesting cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) and transmitted by its vector, the hematophagous swallow bug (Oeciacus vicarius), an ectoparasite of the cliff swallow.
The cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is identified easily, even in flight, by its square tail, orange rump, chestnut-colored throat, and pale forehead patch (Brown and Brown, 1995).
Now, their descendents snack at backyard bird feeders and aggressively evict flickers, bluebirds and other natives from their nests across the nation--just as house sparrows, introduced in 1853, harass native robins and displace bluebirds, purple martins and cliff swallows from their nesting sites, according to a 1999 Cornell University report.
2 miles of roadway, was held up because of swallows - cliff swallows and barn swallows, to be exact.
THE Isles of Scilly played host briefly to a chimney swift and a cliff swallow - rare North American insect eaters.