The cliff swallow, true to its name, used to nest mainly on the sheltered sections of cliffs, with many jug-shaped mud nests plastered close together. The barn swallow and house martin now rarely use natural sites. It opens summer and closes winter “- a pie her cake called “swallow cake” – a bird that knows Latin. As the species has not been reliably seen since 1980, it may already be extinct. [3] In the New World, "martin" is reserved for members of the genus Progne. [32] Similar separation occurs where feeding overlaps with swifts.