Barn Swallow - Hirunda rustica

Length 6.8 in (17.1 cm)
Weight 0.6-0.8 oz (16-24 g)
Clutch Size 2-7
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA, EU, AF, AS, OC

The Barn Swallow is the most widespread species of swallows in the world. There are six subspecies of Barn Swallows and they breed across the Northern Hemisphere. The migratory subspecies winter in the Southern Hemisphere as far south as Argentina, South Africa and northern Australia.

They will build nests from mud pellets in barns and other structures. They catch and consume insects while flying.

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