Barn Swallow – 5/29/14
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/29/14
Observation Time: 12:35 p.m.
Observation Location: stone hut by Upper Leach Pond at Borderland State Park
Common Name: Barn Swallow
Scientific Name: Hirundo rustica
Comments: Barn swallows are passerine birds, which includes more than half of all bird species. A passerine bird has three toes pointing forward and one back. This facilitates perching. The passerines form one of the most diverse terrestrial vertebrate orders, with over 5,000 identified species.
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