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The barn swallow is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. It is a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. It is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In Anglophone Europe it is just called the swallow; in Northern Europe it is the only common species called a "swallow" rather than a "martin".

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Jul 12, 2015. Captured Jul 11, 2015 14:49 in 1-175 Pittsford-Henrietta Town Line Road, Pittsford, NY 14534, USA.
  • NEX-6
  • f/8.0
  • 1/2500s
  • ISO800
  • 210mm