Nature Journal
with Photos

Barn Swallow Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
General Information
- Tiny bill
- Dark orange forehead and throat
- Pale orange underparts
- Dark, iridescent upperparts
- Long, deeply forked tail
- Juvenile similar to adult but paler underneath
   with a shorter tail
- Most often seen flying
- Will nest communally in mud nests under bridges,
   in barns and caves, etc.

Similar species
The Barn Swallow can be told from all swallows by its deeply forked tail.
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