Lake Apopka North Shore Restoration Area, Orange County portion, FL, June 2015.
New Castle Co., DE July 23, 2016
Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, July 2015.
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".