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Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Description:

Barn Swallow: Breeds from southern Alaska east across Canada to Newfoundland and south throughout most of the U.S. and into northern Mexico; spends winters in the tropics from southern Mexico to areas south and in Eurasia. Preferred habitats include agricultural lands, suburban areas, marshes, and lakeshores.

Habitat:

Barn Swallows often cruise low, flying just a few inches above the ground or water. True to their name, they build their cup-shaped mud nests almost exclusively on human-made structures.

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Tania2
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Tania2

Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

Spotted on Aug 13, 2014
Submitted on Aug 13, 2014

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