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Swallow

Swallows have dark blue backs, red throats, pale under parts and long tail streamers. They are extremely agile in flight and spend most of their time on the wing. Having widespread breeding birds in the Northern Hemisphere they migrate south in winter. Recent declines due to loss of habitat quality in both their breeding and wintering grounds mean they could become an endangered species.

They breed in open habitats and are commonly seen on farmland and can also be found in both upland and lowland habitats where there are plenty of insects. Breeding mostly in the UK they winter in southern Africa and can be seen here between March and October.

Their call is a simple 'tswit, tswit, tswit' or 'weet-a-weet'; the song is a prolonged sweet twittering.

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Swallows have dark blue backs, red throats, pale under parts and long tail streamers. They are extremely agile in flight and spend most of their time on the wing. Having widespread breeding birds in the Northern Hemisphere they migrate south in winter. Recent declines due to loss of habitat quality in both their breeding and wintering grounds mean they could become an endangered species.

They breed in open habitats and are commonly seen on farmland and can also be found in both upland and lowland habitats where there are plenty of insects. Breeding mostly in the UK they winter in southern Africa and can be seen here between March and October.

Their call is a simple 'tswit, tswit, tswit' or 'weet-a-weet'; the song is a prolonged sweet twittering.