Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

There are frequent cultural references to the barn swallow in literary and religious works due to its living in close proximity to humans and its annual migration.

The barn swallow lives in close association with humans and its insect-eating habits mean that it is tolerated by humans. This acceptance was reinforced in the past by superstitions regarding the bird and its nest.

There are frequent cultural references to the barn swallow in literary and religious works due to both its living in close proximity to humans and its annual migration.


Image | © Bernard DUPONT, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sources | (Cocker & Mabey, 2005; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)

 

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