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The Home Habitat

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Barn swallow feeding nestlings at an artificial nest cup NEST: Mud nest plastered on beams and walls in old barns and other
outbuildings and under bridges. Straw or horsehair are incorporated into the nest, which is lined with feathers.

EGGS: Usually 4-5, white with brown and lilac spots, .8" long.

INCUBATION: 13-17 days

FLEDGE: 18-23 days

HABITAT: Farmland, marshes, widespread in open country.

DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan species, found on all continents except Antarctica

WHAT YOU CAN DO:


Order barn swallow nest cups
A new barn swallow shelter
2012 barn swallow nesting
2012 barn swallow prey cam
Using artificial nest cups
2015-2016 barn swallow nesting
Attracting barn swallows
The Barn Swallow
barn swallow basics
Transplanting a barn swallow nest
2001 testing nest cups
barn swallow shelters

2010 - 2014 Northern flicker nestings
2014 house wren gourd use
2014 - A dramatic loss of many types of insects
barn swallow artificial nest cups
2014 barn owl nesting - prey study
A new barn swallow shelter for 2013
2010 barn owl nesting
2010 Update
Entire site index (outdated)
Starling traps
Using blinds in the home habitat
Providing perches for birds
Providing snags for wildlife
The ugly young maple
2001 - 2013 nest cams
Use of tomato cages as hunting perches by insectivorous song birds
Vultures, beetles and the resurrection of life

Species of interest in our yard - photos and articles
barn owl American kestrel purple martin barn swallow Eastern bluebird
tufted titmouse Eastern phoebe yellow shafted flicker tree swallow chimney swift
house wren big brown bat Carolina wren brown thrasher catbird
cedar waxwing Northern mockingbird
Yellow warbler Acadian flycatcher

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