Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow on nest
Barn Swallow on nest.

NPS Photo / Rachel Ames

Size: 6-7.5”
Description: Mostly dark blue with an orange-brown chest, rust on the throat and forehead, and a long, forked tail.
Migratory Status: Summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Breed in open riparian and aquatic habitats to 9,500 feet. Often build mud nests on buildings and bridges.
Diet: Forage in the air and eat mainly insects.

Last updated: June 20, 2018

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