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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

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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naturestoc

Date

August 31, 2014

Description

3 fledgling Barn Swallows in an abandoned building.

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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jaykeller

Date

August 23, 2014 11:48 AM PDT

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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greglasley

Date

September 1, 2014

Description

I watched the adult Barn Swallow feeding these youngsters on several occasions but could never get a shot of the adult. I was just using a point and shoot camera at the time. It was surprising to see these young birds still in the nest this late in the season. Temps at night here are in the 40s.

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Golondrina tijereta Hirundo rustica

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atakamara

Date

May 10, 2014 07:52 AM MDT

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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greglasley

Date

August 31, 2014

Description

We see numbers of Barn Swallows each day, but always on the wing and mostly moving south. This one was very high, but I took a few quick shots.

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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speedy

Date

August 31, 2014

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finrod

Date

August 31, 2014

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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naturenut

Date

August 28, 2014

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What

European Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica ssp. rustica

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duarte

Date

August 28, 2014

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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nicolebot

Date

August 22, 2014 06:18 PM EDT

Description

Darting through the air. Nests under the dock.

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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maractwin

Date

August 24, 2014 11:21 AM EDT
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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.