Tag: Barn Swallow

Body moult and autumn migration in the barn swallow Hirundo rustica: is there a cost of moulting late?

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Science Article 4 abstract The timing of moult in birds is thought to be constrained by physiological trade-offs. We studied barn swallows in central Spain to assess whether (a) body moult tends to be temporally separated from migration in adult and first-year birds, (b) it is related to an impaired fattening, […]

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Hirundinidae | [latin] Hirundo rustica | [UK] Barn Swallow | [FR] Hirondelle rustique | [DE] Rauchschwalbe | [ES] Golondrina Bermeja | [IT] Rondine comune | [NL] Boerenzwaluw Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Hirundo rustica Worldwide widespread Hirundo rustica erythrogaster Hirundo rustica gutturalis Hirundo rustica […]