Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

Barn swallows have a wide variety of calls used in different situations and will sing, both individually and as a group.

Barn swallows use vocalizations and body language, such as postures and movements, to communicate.

Barn swallows sing, both individually and as a group. Barn swallows have individual songs and often sing as a chorus.

They have a wide variety of calls used in different situations, from predator alarm calls, to courtship calls, and calls of young in nests. Nestlings give off a faint chirp while begging for food. Barn swallows also make clicking noises, which they create by snapping their jaws together.


Image | © Arjan Stalpers, Some Rights Reserved, Unsplash
Sources | (Brown & Brown, 1999; Hebblethwaite & Shields, 1990; Moller, 1991 Roth, 2002)

 

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