Young barn swallows fed, video


Barn swallow parents feed their young so fast that one needs slow motion, like in this video, to really see it.

Peter van de Feen from the Netherlands made this video.

Young barn swallow photos from Bartlehiem: here.

Breeding performance of the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) in a North African urban area: what are the impacts of climatic conditions and insecticide applications? The present study examined the effects of climate conditions (temperature, precipitation and wind speed) and human activity (insecticide treatment) on clutch size, number of hatchlings and total productivity of the Barn Swallow in a North African urban area (Guelma, Algeria). Our results demonstrated that climatic conditions did not clearly affect reproductive parameters of this Hirundinidae, unlike insecticide treatments inside nesting-buildings. A seasonal decline of the three studied parameters was recorded. The number of hatchlings and total productivity were greater for first than for second clutches. Likewise, productivity significantly decreased in 2013 compared to 2012. Further research on other environmental factors such as: (i) insect availability; (ii) agricultural activity and (iii) adverse weather events, are an essential track for the implementation of management measures to improve local breeding conditions of this North African urban population: here.

9 thoughts on “Young barn swallows fed, video

  1. Pingback: Young barn swallows fed, video | Gaia Gazette

  2. Pingback: Migratory birds arrive in Africa, help them | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Rottumerplaat desert island birds, wardens’ report | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Swifts and swallows in North America, new study | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Dutch national bird election results | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Zambian children save barn swallow’s life | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: National birds all over the world | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Barn swallows will return to their nests | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Lesser kestrels, swallows, bullfighting in Trujillo, Spain | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.