Swallow, Barn


Name: Swallow, Barn

Scientific name: Hirundo rustica

Type: Swallow

Color: Blue,Brown,White

Habitat: Cities,Fields

Size: 14.5cm

Conservation status:



Easily distinguished by combination of bluish black upperparts (small white patches visible in tail when spread), long tail-streamers, chestnut forehead and throat, solid dark breast band and buffish white underparts including underwing-coverts. Juvenile lacks tail-streamers, has brownish breast band and wings and paler rusty forehead. Flight is strong and elegant with much banking and turning, often hunting rather low.

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