Swallows are small, fast, aerial acrobats, swooping and diving through the air to catch flying insects. They are common in the park and often nest on the park's historic buildings. In addition to swallows, several swift species are found in the park, including Vaux's swift (Chaetura vauxi). Swifts are similar in appearance to swallows, but are in a completely different order, Order Caprimuliformes, the same order as hummingbirds.
Swallows - Order Passeriformes, Family Hirundinidae
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Last updated: January 21, 2021