barn swallow


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barn swallow

n.
A widely distributed bird (Hirundo rustica) that nests in barns and caves and has a deeply forked tail, a dark-blue back, and tan underparts.
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barn swallow

n
(Animals) the US and Canadian name for the common swallow, Hirundo rustica. See swallow2
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barn′ swal`low


n.
a common swallow, Hirundo rustica, of North America and Eurasia, that builds mud nests on the ledges and walls of buildings.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barn swallow - common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.barn swallow - common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.
swallow - small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
genus Hirundo, Hirundo - type genus of the Hirundinidae
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Translations
Rauchschwalbe
rondine comune
jaskółka dymówka
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Some subspecies of Barn Swallow, such as the nominate one (i.e., Hirundo rustica rustica), show relatively high levels of intraspecific brood parasitism (16-22% of active nests; Moller, 1987b; Moller, 1989; Petrzelkova et al., 2015).
The Middle Eastern region, located at the juncture of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa, is a major bottleneck and bird corridor for many winged species, including the willow warbler, the barn swallow, the Amur falcon and Steppe eagles.
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With its unique geographical location, Masairah Island is an important place for birds watching and studying birds, where large numbers of birds, namely herons, flamingos, gulls and Barn Swallow, as well as migratory birds coming from the Arabian Peninsula, India, Pakistan and other birds of the east Africa, the plains of Siberia, and Europe.
With its unique geographical location, Masirah Island is an important place for birds watching and studying birds, where large numbers of birds, namely herons, flamingos, gulls and Barn Swallow, as well as migratory birds coming from the Arabian Peninsula, India, Pakistan and other birds of the east Africa, the plains of Siberia, and Europe.
It is also habitat to some European migrants like the Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) and the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).
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Barn swallow | Pic: Derek Moore IT is a quintessential image of late summer.
The number of cave swallow nests in a colony, including second broods, varied from 1-73 whereas the number of barn swallow nests varied from 10-128.
THE BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica) is one of the most widely recognized species of bird in the world.
Aberrant feathers were found on local barn swallow populations.