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Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

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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 .."

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