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Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Description:

The Barn Swallows have returned and are making their nests in the carriage shed. They are the only swallows with a deeply forked tail. Underparts creamy-buff, Throat and forehead rusty. Upper parts are dark steel-blue.

Habitat:

Agricultural land, suburban areas, marshes and lake shores.

Notes:

4-6 brown-spotted white eggs in a solid cup of mud (reinforced from the previous year) also reinforced with grass. Lined with feathers and soft plant material. They cover as much as 600 miles a day in quest of food for their young.

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2 Comments

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 4 years ago

Thanks.

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

Nice spotting

Vermont, USA

Lat: 44.12, Long: -72.54

Spotted on Jul 10, 2014
Submitted on Jul 10, 2014

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