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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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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

phlank

Date

July 21, 2013 09:06 AM CDT

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

nvarvel

Date

July 18, 2013

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

nvarvel

Date

May 11, 2012

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

beartracker

Date

June 28, 2014

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Date

July 26, 2014 01:46 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

Observer

finrod

Date

July 26, 2014

Description

common in this urban park

Photos / Sounds

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

sarahcarline

Date

July 20, 2014

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

rbtaylor72

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In Nashville. Black body, white breast feathers, rust color under throat.

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

gpstewart

Date

July 12, 2013 12:07 PM CDT

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

blubayou

Date

July 19, 2014 11:18 AM CDT

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No photos or sounds

What

European Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica ssp. rustica

Observer

jorgfreyhof

Date

the past

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No photos or sounds

What

Barn swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

mariobird

Date

July 16, 2014
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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.