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The barn swallow is about 7" (18 cm) with a long forked tail. It has a blue black back with cinnamon belly and reddish brown chin. The male is brighter than the female. Drinks in flight, skimming water or getting water from leaves. Also bathes while flying through the rain.
We spotted two barn swallows enjoying each other in the mud flats at Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge in Chincoteague, Virginia.