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

 
     

 

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