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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

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Recent observations

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What

European Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica ssp. rustica

Observer

th0th

Date

May 9, 2015

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No photos or sounds

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Barn swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

drdon

Date

May 21, 2015 03:10 PM CDT

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What

barn swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

mongoose57

Date

May 22, 2015 04:51 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

iain_reid

Date

May 22, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Flying very quickly over grass field.

Photos / Sounds

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juna del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos

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What

Golondrina tijereta Hirundo rustica

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juna del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos

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Golondrina tijereta Hirundo rustica

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juna del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos

Photos / Sounds

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What

Golondrina tijereta Hirundo rustica

Date

May 22, 2015

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos

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No photos or sounds

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Date

the past

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No photos or sounds

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

rachbock

Date

May 22, 2015 10:11 AM PDT

Description

Nesting pair on an overhang on a front porch.

Photos / Sounds

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

yasminam

Date

April 28, 2015 06:05 AM AST

Description

Groups of Barn swallows

Photos / Sounds

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What

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Hirundo rustica

Observer

mikesg33

Date

May 21, 2015 11:18 AM CDT

Description

Nest with 4 chicks

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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.