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Which kind of swallows are these San Francisco Bay Area specimens? (1 Viewer)


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I took these photos between 10 and 11 am on June 19, 2022 at the Palo Alto Baylands Park in Palo Alto, California. I'm reasonably sure the first is a Barn Swallow, but I'm uncertain whether the other two (I think they are different individuals) are Barn Swallows or Cliff Swallows. I'd be grateful for any help.


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1 &2 clearly show long swallow-y tails, which means they're barn swallows.
3 has a much whiter belly, as well as a white forehead and probably a shorter tail: it's a cliff swallow.

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