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Common Name:Swallow, Barn
Scientific Name:Hirundo rustica
Area:Welcome Center - Beaver Creek State Natural Area, Oregon
Date:July 15, 2013

Barn Swallows are one of the easiest of swallows to identify. They are the only swallows in flight that display long forked tails. They make a cup shaped nest constructed out of mud and dried grass on the side of buildings in which they lay 4 to 6 eggs.

Horsfall Beach, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area - - - July 22, 2011

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of America by Kaufman