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Barn swallow
Hirundo rustica

Barn swallow
Barn swallow
Barn swallow

Size: 6.75 inches
Overall Color: blue/black and buff and rusty red
Occurrence: open areas near human habitations
Diet: insects
Nest: mud bowl nests on sides of buildings, etc.
Field Identification: blue/black on back, buffy breast, reddish throat and chin, long forked tail
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 54 Hirundinidae (swallows)
Genus: Hirundo
Species: rustica

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