Swallow by Ashley Fisher, Xeno-canto

Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Alert Status: Green
Identifying Features: Long wings & tail streamers with royal blue upper parts
Average Length: 17-20 cm
Average Lifespan: 2 Years
Average Wingspan: 30 - 35 cm
Beak type: Flat & wide

Natural: Insects
How to feed: Feed on the wing so do not take supplementary food
What to feed: Offer plenty of nectar-rich planting to encourage winged insects

Nesting: Made from mud & plant fibres. Will use specialist nest boxes
Where to see: Widespread across the UK. Usually found around quiet farm buildings where they like to nest.

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