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Barn swallow

Hirundo rustica

Description:

The commonest swallow. Recognised by pointed wings and tail with long streamers; these are shorter in juvenile and female than male. Upperparts blue-black and underparts white except for brick-red or buff throat and forecrown and blue-black chest band. Sits on wires.

Habitat:

Nests in building, widespread.

Notes:

These were perched on a wire on the side of the building opposite my house, sitting in the shade.

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Dangermouse
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Dangermouse

Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Jul 30, 2012
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012

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