Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Common name: Barn Swallow
Scientific name: Hirundo rustica
Accession number: 127
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
"They live on insects, which they catch on the wing, and therefore are furnished with the means of performing the most rapid and gliding flight. Their feet being small and feeble, they are scarcely able to walk on the ground, and seldom alight there .."