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  • Catalan
    • Oreneta vulgar
  • Scientific Names
    • Hirundo rustica
  • English
    • Barn Swallow
  • Spanish
    • Golondrina tijereta
  • French
    • hirondelle rustique
  • German
    • Rauchschwalbe
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • BARS
  • Traditional Chinese
    • 家燕
  • Portuguese
    • Andorinha-das-chaminés
  • Hebrew
    • סנונית רפתות
  • Italian
    • Rondine comune
  • Finnish
    • haarapääsky

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

August 23, 2015 02:09 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

opuntia

Date

July 27, 2008 09:54 AM CDT

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Square

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

opuntia

Date

May 19, 2013 01:49 PM CDT

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Square

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

lancillotto

Date

May 16, 2009

Photos / Sounds

What

American Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica ssp. erythrogaster

Observer

floydreed

Date

June 27, 2014

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No photos or sounds

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

tylerlovesbirds

Date

April 12, 2015 11:04 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

mjwarman

Date

September 18, 2015

Description

Record from Cleveland Metroparks Backyard Biodiversity Bash 2015

Naturalists & natural resource professionals at Cleveland Metroparks were assisted by local experts (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, many volunteers) in the annual bioblitz of a constructed wetland behind the Watershed Stewardship Center, and meadow above a former landfill.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

European Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica ssp. rustica

Observer

duarte

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Crappy photo, but still identifiable. Harvesting mud to build the nest.

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Square

What

American Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica ssp. erythrogaster

Observer

jaykeller

Date

January 18, 2016 09:47 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

ingyl_13_mazatl

Date

January 8, 2016

Place

tepatitlan (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

mrfish33

Date

June 20, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

damontighe

Date

January 13, 2012 06:05 AM PST
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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.
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