Plumage/Description: Males are a deep, dark blue color on the head, back, wings, and tail. Throat is a rich orange color, breast and belly is a buffy-orange color. Female’s are similar to male, but breast and belly are paler in color. Both sexes have a long, deeply forked tailed.
Habitat: Open habitat, particularly around golf courses and parks.
Time of year: Spring and summer resident.
Relative Abundance: Common in spring and summer in appropriate habitat.
Behavior: An aerial forager, catching insects on the wing as it flies low and fast. Frequently builds mud nests in entry ways and on porches and patios.
Similar species: Other swallow species that occur in this area such as Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow and Violet-green Swallow.
Best sites: Antelope Hills Golf Course by the Prescott Airport, Prescott Lakes community anywhere near the golf course along Smoke Tree Road.