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Barn Swallow

Hirondelle rustique

Hirundo rustica

Birds of North America
  • Barn Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Barn Swallow

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Barn Swallow

B L W W W Family Latin Name
6.75" 17.14cm 15" 38.1cm 0.7oz 19.84g Hirundinidae Hirundo rustica

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Barn Swallow range

Distribution: The Barn Swallow was once far more common than it is today. In the days of the large barns, they were seen by 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 and has been seen in Cuba.

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