Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos
Orden Paseriformes... Familia Hirundinidae... Genero Hirundo... Especie rustica... Code HIRRUS English Name Barn Swallow... Nombre Comun Golondrina Tijereta.
Each and ever Spring, exactly 3 barn swallows apear on my patio to lay and raise their Spring clutch in the same nest. Amazing!
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".