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Family Description
Slender, streamlined aerialists that catch insects in the air. The bill is short, wide and flattened, and has a very large gape or opening. When seen on a perch note the small legs and feet.

In Stanley Park
Hirundo rustica Hirundo rustica
Swallow, Barn

Stelgidopteryx serripennis Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged

Tachycineta bicolor Tachycineta bicolor
Swallow, Tree

Tachycineta thalassina Tachycineta thalassina
Swallow, Violet-green


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