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Barn Swallow
  Hirundo rustica

* Distinguished from other swallows by its long forked tail. It also has a shiny deep blue-black back and reddish brown throat patch.

* Nests are shallow mud half-cups placed under eaves of houses, barns, and under bridges near water.

* One of most common swallows in Draper.

 
  Photo copyright by Robert Shanz Photo can be viewed at http://www.rshantz.com/Animals/Birds/Swallows/Barn/20040424Barn02.htm