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Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica


is this a young Barn Swallow or is it a Cliff Swallow?


Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Very nice spotting!

YukoChartraw 7 years ago


Jellis 7 years ago

One way you can tell is the Barn Swallow has a blue back and rusty patch on forehead and the Cliff has dark gray back and a reddish white to white patch on the forehead.
Juvenile Cliff has no real color just dark gray and white.
Juvenile Barn is a faded version of the adult

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Great spot !

EmilyUmbarger 7 years ago

I think this looks most like a juvenile barn swallow!

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Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013

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