Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Swallows (Hirundinidae)

Code 4

BARS

Code 6

HIRRUS

ITIS

HEAD

Barn Swallow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Dark Blue
  • Forehead Color: Red-brown
  • Nape Color: Dark blue with thin white collar on back of neck.
  • Throat Color: Red-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Barn Swallow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 17-19 cm (6.75-7.5 in)
  • Weight: 17 g (0.6 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Blue, Orange, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Red-buff
  • Upperparts: Dark Blue
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Barn Swallow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Graceful., Swift flight with deep wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 32-34 cm (12.5-13.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with white spots.
  • Under Tail: Black with white spots.
  • Leg Color: Black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X