Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Summary 2

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".

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Jörg Hempel, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/64/Hirundo_rustica_LC0200.jpg/460px-Hirundo_rustica_LC0200.jpg
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirundo_rustica

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iNat Map

1. kingdom Animals
2. class Birds
Color black, blue, red, white