Sunday, 10 February 2013

Bird #12: Barn Swallow


Common Name: Barn Swallow

Scientific Name: Hirundo rustica

Description: 5.75 – 7.5 inches; Adult: underparts brownish; upperparts dark blue; throat reddish brown; tail deeply forked, white spot and elongated. Immature: Throat upperparts white.

Habitat: open areas – fields etc

Statue: common annual migrant; non-breeding visitor


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