Barn Swallow

Swallows and Larks

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Summer

Swallows and Larks

Barn Swallow

Daniel Fitzgerald

Barn Swallow

Daniel Fitzgerald

Often found in open areas, usually near water.


Deeply forked tail, reddish orange throat, and buffy orange underparts separate this swallow from all others in our area. 


Breeds in colonies, but may sometimes be a solitary nester. Nests in a wide variety of situations, most commonly on sides of buildings or under bridges. Nest is a cup-shaped structure constructed of mud and grasses. Eats insects caught in flight. 

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