The Barn Swallow is a familiar and popular bird, breeding in North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa and wintering in South America, southern Africa, southern Asia and even northern Australia.
This book examines all aspects of the life of this endearing bird, including chapters on its flying skills and feeding habits, mate choice, migratory behaviour and population dynamics. It also considers changes in populations and behaviour in relation to intensive agriculture and climate change.
"...a lucid summary of what is known ... Turner has much of interest to report from ornithology and her own thirty years of observing the bird." - Tim Dee, Times Literary Supplement, May 2007.