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Swallow, Barn
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Hirundo rustica
Afghanistan, Africa, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica and Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Columbia, British Isles, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria Read more
Related Reading
The global population is estimated to number > c.190,000,000 individuals (Rich et al. 2004), while national population estimates include: c.10,000-1 million breeding pairs and > c.1,000 individuals on migration in China; c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs, > c.10,000 individuals on mi ...
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The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world.[ 2] 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.[ 2] 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".[ 3] ...
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