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Bird Spotting: The upperparts of this sparrow-sized swallow are a glossy blue. Its forehead, chin

Habitat: As its name suggests the barn swallow frequently takes up residence in barns and is, therefore, seen in the skies above farms and agricultural lands. This bird can also be found along marshes and lakes as well as suburban areas.

Nesting: Four to six brown-spotted, white eggs are placed in a well-made cup of straw held together with mud. The barn swallow creates a comfortable bed for its young by lining the nest with feathers and soft plant material.

Bird Bite: The barn swallow enjoys company. The rafters of barns will frequently play host to six to eight pairs of breeding birds. As many as 50 pairs have been known to make their home in one barn.

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