The barn swallow is the most widespread species of swallow in the world and is native in all the biogeographic regions except Antarctica.
Barn swallows are native in all the biogeographic regions except Antarctica. The barn swallow is the most widespread species of swallow in the world and is found in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.
The breeding range of barn swallows includes North America, northern Europe, northcentral Asia, northern Africa, the Middle East, southern China, and Japan. European birds winter in sub-Saharan Africa, although some individuals winter in southern and western Europe each year. Birds breeding in North America winter in South America whilst birds breeding in East Asia winter in South Asia, Indonesia, and Micronesia.
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• Sources | (BirdLife International, 2016; Roth, 2002; Snow & Perrins, 1998; Terres, 1991; Tucker & Heath, 1994; Turner & Christie, 2017; Turner & Rose, 1989; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)