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  • Portuguese
    • Andorinha-das-chaminés
  • Scientific Names
    • Hirundo rustica
  • English
    • Barn Swallow
  • Spanish
    • Golondrina tijereta
  • French
    • hirondelle rustique
  • German
    • Rauchschwalbe
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • BARS
  • Traditional Chinese
    • 家燕

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

cesarpollo5

Date

August 14, 2008

Place

Lantadilla (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

m_jon

Date

August 8, 2013 01:17 PM PDT

Description

There were several swallows wheeling about the evening sky over Harvard Lane. From my photos, it looks like both barn swallows (this observation) and cliff swallows (my other observation).

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

finatic

Date

November 8, 2014 12:25 PM PST

Description

Imperial County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

finatic

Date

November 8, 2014 12:25 PM PST

Description

Imperial County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

jaykeller

Date

November 8, 2014 01:29 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

dfwuw

Date

October 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Date

October 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

ericisley

Date

April 24, 2009

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

marvelliott

Date

August 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

hilarie

Date

October 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

royaltyler

Date

October 15, 2014 08:12 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Golondrina tijereta Hirundo rustica

Date

July 13, 2013
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Description from Wikipedia

The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. It is a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. It is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In Anglophone Europe it is just called the Swallow; in Northern Europe it is the only common species called a "swallow" rather than a "martin".

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.