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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Barn Swallow

Hirondelle rustique

Hirundo rustica


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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Barn Swallow

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6.75" 17.14cm 15" 38.1cm 0.7oz 19.84g Hirundinidae Hirundo rustica

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Barn Swallow

Distribution: The Barn Swallow was once far for common than it is today. In the days of the large barns, they were seen in the hundreds, forming large colonies around the structures. Today, different methods are used to store hay and animals therefore reducing the need for farmyard barns. The swallows are seen from Newfoundland and Labrador, across southern Quebec and westward through Ontario, and the Northwest and the Yukon Territories, including all the prairie provinces. Touching into southeastern Alaska, south through California, east to the Atlantic coast, including Florida and north into Nova Scotia. It is found throughout the country of Mexico.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


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