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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica   - Feeding behaviour
Barn Swallow
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 17 October 2015
English synonyms:Common Swallow, Eurasian Swallow, European Chimney Swallow, European Swallow, House Swallow, Rustic Swallow, Swallow, Barnloft Swallow, Fork-tailed Swallow
Bird Family :Hirundininae - Martins & swallows
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Barn Swallows are recognised aerial insectivores and most authorities consider insects as the only item in their diet. A flock of 30-40 Barn Swallows feed on fish food in the water of an ex-mining pool that is being used for fish farming. The flock consisted of adults with first year birds. - Amar
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