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Delichon urbica
(Squad Passerine, The Suborder Singers, Family Lastactive)

Swallow urban

Swallow the city is a small bird that arrives to us in late spring - early summer from Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Indochina, and the Malay Islands. Common birds in Europe, Asia, Sakhalin, Japan and the Kuril Islands. Distinguishes swallow from other birds black silk coat, white breast and sharp forked tail. This is a deft, graceful bird, constantly hovering in the air, able to fly to get drunk and not even for a moment to plunge into the water.

Swallow urban

Swallow nests in the valleys of mountain rivers, where it nests in rocky caves and clefts of the rocks, often in burrows. Most swallows, adapted to life in the cities and large villages, lodges under the balconies and roofs of buildings. The nest of this bird is a neat structure of the spherical form from straw, clay and earth. After construction of the nest at the happy young couple will soon have Chicks, the main food of which are insects. It is to the moment of their appearance and come to us adults swallows. With the advent of the first frost swallows fly away to distant shores.

The voice of the city swallows:

Used in text:
A. Gorbunova. "Migratory and wintering birds of Russia. Thematic dictionary in pictures"
Artist: Catherine Reznichenko


Your comments:

2014-05-06 22:20:56
this is the barn swallow
2013-07-19 16:45:38
Shame on you! On the drawings - the barn swallow. So it is impossible to teach children.
2013-06-22 14:32:50
very good bird
2012-07-25 05:09:19
Ilya, the justification?
2012-07-23 02:56:39
In the image "swallow village".
2012-03-01 05:25:25
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