Bank swallow



a swallow, Riparia riparia, of the Northern Hemisphere, that nests in tunnels dug in sand or clay banks.
Historical Examples

There are the common barn swallow, the eave swallow, tree swallow and bank swallow.
The Woodcraft Girls at Camp Lillian Elizabeth Roy

The bank swallow’s nest, like the kingfisher’s, which it resembles, is his home as well.
Bird Neighbors Neltje Blanchan

The bank swallow and chimney swift are smaller and less conspicuous than the martin, less noisy but quite as useful.
Birds and Nature Vol. 11 No. 4 [April 1902] Various

The bank swallow is a bird of the air who tunnels the earth for a nesting-place.
What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman

The eggs cannot with certainty be distinguished from those of the bank swallow.
Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed

The bank swallow also lays white eggs, as does the chimney swallow, the white-bellied swallow, and the purple martin.
Riverby John Burroughs

The holes are perforated, not in the banks like the bank swallow, but are like rat holes over the whole of the islands.
Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2) Maria R. Audubon

Where river or road has left a bank, its face may be dotted with the entrances to the bank swallow’s dwellings.
What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman

With the general appearance of the bank swallow, but slightly larger, grayer below, and with no breast-band.
What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman

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