Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica


A very common bird from the rural area and semi open country side. These birds fly at a fast clip over the grass land and hawk the insects mid air. They are also very adaptable and are known to have expanded their presence to build nests in human constructions too. The swallows are also perform a fairly communal roost post nesting as we could see hundreds of them perched on the electric wires and often together.  A long distance winter migrant to Bangalore, these birds breed across the norther hemisphere and travel to the southern hemisphere during winters. These are classified as least concern by IUCN.

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