Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) feature prominently in children’s literature, but never before have I handled one with my own hands.

Unfortunately, in this instance this Barn Swallow had the misfortune of flying into a glass panel at the NTU Art, Design and Media block, and will now rest in the natural history museum’s collection, where it will contribute to our ongoing research into the bird world.

Source: David Tan Instagram

Pacific Swallow

Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
National University of Singapore (NUS) campus, 3rd March 2012

This photo of what appears to be a juvenile Pacific Swallow was taken and shared by Ong SayLin.

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