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Barn Swallow
(Hirundo rustica)

    
        
Barn Swallow
Photo © David Blevins
 
Barn Swallow Information

Length: 6 - 7.75"

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


Diet: Flying insects, including flies (esp.
horseflies and houseflies), beetles, flying ants,
wasps, and true bugs. Occasionally, wild berries and seeds.
 
Identification tips for the Barn Swallow
 
Songs and calls of 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:
 
Wikipedia
Description, taxonomy, distribution, behavior, habitat, range, diet, breeding, parasites and predators. Includes photos and range map.

Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography
Photo of Barn Swallow in flight.
 
     
   

 

 


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