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  • Portuguese
    • Andorinha-das-chaminés
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    • 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

naturenut

Date

August 28, 2014

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Square

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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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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ameec

Date

June 27, 2014

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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speedy

Date

August 24, 2014

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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speedy

Date

August 24, 2014

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finrod

Date

August 24, 2014

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What

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Hirundo rustica

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damontighe

Date

August 11, 2014 05:18 PM PDT

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 23, 2014 04:21 PM PDT

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What

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

zooga1961

Date

August 23, 2014

Description

Sunrise Hike to Cattail Pond I see these birds swooping around over the pond in the early hour. usually too fast to photo. Today two settled in a treetop and I had a chance to photo

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Observer

hvillalonmoreno

Date

August 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.