Utah Bird Profile
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Name Roots: (L. hirundo, "a swallow" ; rustica, "rural, living in the country")

In Utah:  
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a building at a height of 6-40 feet, in a cup nest. This species is a rare cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: air screener.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and cliff habitats.

By Jack Binch

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