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2015-04-22 23:06:54

Bird B Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications now offers a full line of bird deterrent products for controlling swallows.

2015-01-21 23:05:55

Swallows will soon be coming to warmer cities and neighborhoods, looking for places to build their mud nests.

Tree swallows
2014-09-10 03:00:47

International team of researchers studies one slim bird to answer some big biological questions.

2014-04-04 23:02:39

When it comes to barn swallows, prevention is key to keeping mud nests and droppings from spreading all over buildings.

Hue Of Barn Swallow Breast Feathers Can Influence Their Health
2013-08-21 09:55:26

Swallows with artificially darkened breast feathers show decreased levels of oxidative damage to DNA, proteins and fats

Where Is The Roadkill Going?
2013-03-18 13:02:53

Millions of birds die in the US each year as they collide with moving vehicles, but things have been looking up, at least in the case of cliff swallows.

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2010-02-25 08:30:00

A new University of Colorado at Boulder study indicates North American barn swallows outperform their peers in reproduction -- the "currency" of evolutionary change -- by maintaining a positive balance of antioxidants commonly sold in health food stores.

2010-02-02 08:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are interested in helping wildlife in your own backyard, the Pennsylvania Game Commission now is selling bluebird nesting boxes at its Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Avenue.


Latest Swallow Reference Libraries

Swallow-tailed Gull, Creagrus furcatus
2009-06-04 22:59:50

The Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) is a species of seabird of the gull family. It is found in the equatorial seas where it spends most of its time hunting on the open ocean. Its main breeding grounds is on the cliffs of the larger Galápagos Islands, and on some of the smaller islands. It is typically found along the eastern islands where the water is warmer. It is also found in smaller numbers on Malpelo Island off the coast of Colombia. It is the only fully nocturnal seabird in...

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2009-01-17 15:45:21

The Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) is a species of bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is found in savannah woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers more wooded country than most bee-eaters. It is somewhat migratory depending on rainfall patterns. This is a richly colored, slender bird, like other bee-eater species. Its colors and easily seen forked tail make this species unique. It is mostly green with a yellow throat and black eye stripe and beak. It is about...

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2006-07-30 13:28:28

The Cliff Swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota, is a member of the perching bird family Hirundinidae. It breeds in North America and Mexico, and is migratory, wintering in southern South America. This species has always been plentiful in the west of North America, where there are many natural sites, but the abundance in the east has varied. These birds average 5 inches long with a tiny bill. The adult has a shimmering blue back and crown, brown wings and tail, and buff rump. The nape and...

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2006-07-30 13:27:02

The Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica, or Hirundo daurica) is a small perching bird in the swallow family. It breeds in open hilly country of temperate southern Europe and Asia from Portugal and Spain to Japan, India and tropical Africa. The Indian and African birds are resident, but European and other Asian birds are migratory. They winter in Africa or India. Red-rumped Swallows are somewhat similar in habits and appearance to the other aerial insectivores, such as the related swallows...

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2006-07-30 13:25:32

The House Martin, Delichon urbica, is a migratory perching bird of the family Hiruninidae. The European range of the House Martin roughly corresponds with that of its relative the Barn Swallow, and it also winters in tropical Africa. The adult House Martin is steel-blue above with a white rump, and white underparts. Its short legs and toes have white downy feathering. Its bill is black. The young bird is sooty black, and some of the coverts and quills have white tips and edgings. The white...

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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).