What kind of bird is that? Barn Swallow!

Birdorable Barn Swallows

This new Birdorable spends much of its time in the air catching flying insects. It even gets its water while flying by skimming over the surface and scooping up water with its bill. The Barn Swallow can be found almost all over the world, from Europe to Asia and Africa to the Americas. The title of this article is actually a quote from a movie in which James Stewart goes out birdwatching and every time he asks his companion "What kind of bird is that?", the answer is always "Barn Swallow!". Do you know what movie I'm talking about? Barn Swallows build cup-shaped nests in accessible buildings such as barns, stables and under bridges. Look at these cute babies in their nest waiting for mom or dad to come back with a snack:

Barn Swallow By George W Bowles Sr
Photo by georgesr58

Barn Swallow is the answer to yesterday's Spot the Birdorable.


jibi on November 19, 2008 at 6:34 PM wrote:
awww!^! (upside down bird face)
SV-001/R on November 20, 2008 at 12:53 AM wrote:
When I was young, my most favorite bird was barn swallow. (nowadays I like magpies & crows much.)
sarah on November 20, 2008 at 11:13 AM wrote:
the movie quote is from the 1962 movie 'Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation'
Spurwing Plover on January 7, 2016 at 9:19 PM wrote:
We have plenty of Barn Swallows in our rural area during the summer they nest on the buildings
Andrew on November 21, 2018 at 4:37 AM wrote:
birds has legs he has a beak she has a blue feathers and tail feathers he has a claws
Spurwing Plover on January 24, 2022 at 6:34 AM wrote:
Have they ever tried to Swallow a Barn?

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