Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)


Song: A chattering series of harsh notes, of speeding up and diminishing in volume at the end, and sometimes included a grating click series.



Bank Swallow song, May 27, 2012, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.




Bank Swallow song, May 27, 2012, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Contact Call: The most frequently heard call. A brief rasp.

Alarm Call: A short but musical, descending trill. Seems to be composed of alternating notes from the two voice boxes. Compare with trill like vocalizations of Cedar Waxwing.



Bank Swallow song, contact call, and alarm call, May 27, 2012, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.