Barn swallow – Hirundo rustica – is a large migratory Cosmopolitan swallow of Type – aerialist, Family Hirundinidae and Order Passeriformes. Apart from the Arctic and Antarctic Regions, the Barn Swallow has a truly extensive cosmopolitan range. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to the coastal areas of the Maghreb states and also the coastal areas of Libya, the Levant, Syria, Cyprus, Turkey, S Caucasus, Iraq, Iran and the Hormuz area of Oman. There are a few small Resident ranges in the S Levant, Sinai and adjacent Nile Delta and Nile Valley, and coastal Algeria. In s s Africa only the extreme S of Chad and Djibouti, and the whole of Somalia is in its main wintering range.
Type - aerialist - typically nests in human settlements, Summer Habitat - open country near water, particularly farmlands with adjacent structures for nesting Winter Habitat - avoids deserts and forested areas, Order: Passeriformes Family: Hirundinidae Genus: Hirundo Species - Hirundo rustica Barn swallow - Species - ebird.org Barn swallow - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Barn swallow - Species - animaldiversity.org Barn swallow - Species - rspb.org.uk Barn swallow - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org Additional Material... Barn swallow - Images - google.com Barn swallow - Video - youtube.com Barn swallow - Datazone - birdlfe.org