There are the common barn swallow, the eave swallow, tree swallow and bank swallow.
The bank swallow's nest, like the kingfisher's, which it resembles, is his home as well.
The bank swallow and chimney swift are smaller and less conspicuous than the martin, less noisy but quite as useful.
The bank swallow is a bird of the air who tunnels the earth for a nesting-place.
The eggs cannot with certainty be distinguished from those of the bank swallow.
The bank swallow also lays white eggs, as does the chimney swallow, the white-bellied swallow, and the purple martin.
The holes are perforated, not in the banks like the bank swallow, but are like rat holes over the whole of the islands.
Where river or road has left a bank, its face may be dotted with the entrances to the bank swallow's dwellings.
With the general appearance of the bank swallow, but slightly larger, grayer below, and with no breast-band.