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Barn Swallow
(Hirundo rustica)


Barn Swallow

Length: 6 - 7.75"

Habitat: Open or semi-open habitat such as agricultural lands, marshes, lakes, fields, and residential areas. Favors habitat near water.

Barn Swallow
Photo © David Blevins
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Diet: Flying insects, including flies (esp.
horseflies and houseflies), beetles, flying ants,
wasps, and true bugs. Occasionally, wild berries and seeds.
Barn Swallow ID TipsIdentification tips for the Barn Swallow
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Barn Swallow Breeding Map Barn Swallow Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
Additional photos and information:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photo, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography
Photo of Barn Swallow in flight.



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