All About The Barn Swallow





Comes north about first or second week in April. Remains until late

September or October--builds and travels in flocks or companies--winters

in South or Central America.



Song--a constant twitter.



Head and upper parts except forehead steel blue--tail feathers marked

with white--forehead and throat clear chestnut colour--chest and lower

body paler chestnut.



Food--chiefly insects caught while on the wing.



Nest--built chiefly of mud--chooses under eaves or cavelike places for

building--mud mixed with grasses and (one authority also asserts) a

sticky saliva from the bird's mouth.



Eggs--white, tinted a delicate rose, and speckled finely with brown and

purple.--Two or three broods in a season.





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