Photo of the Week: Swallow Courtship

06-03-2013 // NWF Staff

Swallow Courtship

Found in North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa, barn swallows have the broadest habitat range of any swallow species. These birds make use of man-made structures to nest, and consequently populations throughout the world have increased with human expansion. Breeding success of the male is related to the length of his tail streamers, with longer streamers being more attractive to the female. In Lancashire, England, local resident Austin Thomas watched two swallows in courtship. He used a Canon camera to capture the action.

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