Barn Swallow

(Hirundo rustica)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Barn Swallow

NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to abundant migrant and breeder

Habitat

Open areas with bridges, culverts, and buildings near rivers, lakes, marshes, or ponds

Size

6¾ to 7 in length

15 wingspan

 

 

  Photo by Bill Reynolds
 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Early April to late October

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Hirundinidae (swallows)

 
Subordinate Taxa

American Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster)

Amur Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica gutturalis)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica saturata)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica mandschurica)

Egyptian Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica savignii)

Eurasian Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica rustica)

Levant Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica transitiva)

Tytler’s Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica tytleri)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Hirundo rustica

 
     

 

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Swallow fledglings in a farm yard. High Definition.

   
       
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The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world

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De boerenzwaluw (Hirundo rustica) is een kleine trekvogel ook wel zwaalf genoemd. Verzamelen modder voor hun nesten.

   
       
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Hirondelle rustique adulte & juvénile filmées en France

   
       
  Barn Swallow (Hirundinidae: Hirundo rustica) Feeding Young
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Uploaded on Jul 7, 2009

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (07 July 2009).

   
       

 

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Location: Pennington Co.

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MinnesotaSeasons.com Sightings
         

Afton State Park

Antelope Valley SNA

Blaine Preserve SNA

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

Bonanza Prairie SNA

Buck Family Memorial WMA

Carver Park Reserve

Clinton Prairie SNA

Edward Velishek Memorial WMA

Felton Prairie SNA, Bicentennial Unit

Foxhome Prairie

Glynn Prairie SNA

Great River Bluffs State Park

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Hastings SNA

Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie

Holthe Prairie SNA

Iron Horse Prairie SNA

Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA

Kasota Prairie

Kilen Woods State Park

La Salle Lake SNA

Lake Byllesby Regional Park

Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Malmberg Prairie SNA

McKnight Prairie

Minnesota Valley NWR, Rapids Lake Unit

Mound Spring Prairie SNA, South Unit

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Ney Nature Center

Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR, Rengstorf Unit

Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR, Spieker Unit

Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR, Touch the Sky Prairie Unit

Oronoco Prairie SNA

Otter Tail Prairie SNA

Pembina Trail Preserve SNA, Crookston Prairie Unit

Pembina Trail Preserve SNA, Pembina Trail Unit

Phelps Lake WMA

Pilot Knob

Prairie Smoke Dunes SNA

Regal Meadow

Richard M. & Mathilde Rice Elliott SNA

Ritter Farm Park

River Terrace Prairie SNA

River Warren Outcrops SNA

Sand Prairie Wildlife Management and Environmental Education Area

Savage Fen SNA

Sedan Brook SNA

Seven Sisters Prairie

Split Rock Creek State Park

Spring Prairie Preserve

Staffanson Prairie

Swedes Forest SNA

Tamarack Nature Center

Tiedemann WMA

Tribute WMA

Twin Lakes SNA

Twin Valley Prairie SNA

Verlyn Marth Memorial Prairie SNA

Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA

Vermillion River WMA

 

 

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