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Barn Swallow

(Hirundo rustica)

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Small, slender, dark blue bird with narrow, swept-back wings and deeply forked tail; reddish brown forehead, throat, and chest; light brown or tawny belly; thin dark band across chest; to 17 cm (6.5 in). (GolondrinaTijereta, Golondrina).


Low and middle elevations, Caribbean and Pacific slopes, particularly along coasts; often seen flying low over open areas- fields, pastures, lawns, waterways. This species is a nonbreeding seasonal migrant.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Costa Rica