This Week’s Endangered Species: The Barn Swallow

This Week’s Endangered Species is the Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustico). Although of African Origin, the Barn Swallow has the largest range of any swallow, found in Europe, Asia and Africa as well as the Americas. 

The Barn Swallow is distinguished from other swallows by having a wider breast band and less white in their tails. They also fly much lower than most other swallows.

They associate closely with humans, nesting in buildings and other structures.

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