The Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica. The Barn Swallows use man-made structures to breed and consequently has spread with human expansion. This species lives in close association with humans, and its insect-eating habits mean that it is tolerated by man.
BARN SWALLOW is the national bird for AUSTRIA. Male: Slender swallow with long wings and long, forked tailGlossy blue/purple aboveBuffy orange below (males have deeper orange color)Rusty orange forehead and throat