- Small size
- Flight pattern of a swallow
- Dark, square tail - this differentiates the Cave Swallow from most other swallows. The only other swallow with a range in West Indies that has a similar tail is the Cliff Swallow, which is very rare or a vagrant in Jamaica and generally not in February. The Cave Swallow is present all year in Jamaica
- Combination rufous and dark head
- Rufous rump
- Dark wings with no discernible pattern
The Cave Swallow is a new species to our Photographic Life List,which now stands at 845.