Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

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The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. A distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings, it is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In Anglophone Europe it is just called the Swallow; in Northern Europe it is the only common species called a "swallow" rather than a "martin".

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  1. (c) Malene Thyssen, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/24/Landsvale.jpg/460px-Landsvale.jpg
  2. (c) Jose Sousa, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsousa/1569948870/
  3. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirundo_rustica

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