Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica
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The barn or European swallow is a commonly seen palearctic migrant. The rust-coloured forecrown and throat are diagnostic. The left 4th row and both 5th row photos are of melanistic barn swallows (Lake Chala, 4-11), courtesy of Lyn Waltenberg. The immature (right 4th row) was seen in Tarangire (1-04). The others were seen in Shambarai swamp, Silale swamp and Arusha NP. Click the photo above to see 17 enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Steve Dolberg, Karine Van der Vurst,, Valéry Schollaert
Lyn Waltenberg Riaan Marais

Last Update this page: 6-27-20