Charles J. Sharp

Barn swallow

Hirundo rustica

It is a bird native to agricultural and rural environments, it nests under sheds, garages or barns. Their nests are protected by law.

It has a bluish black color at the top and white color at the bottom. It is identified by its long wings, forked tail, and red throat and forehead.

It flies to hunt species of insects such as mosquitoes. It is migratory, winters in sub-Saharan Africa, and it shows up  in our region from spring to October.