Male: (Shown) A sleek swallow with a blue black back, a cinnamon belly, and a reddish brown chin. White spots on long forked tail.
Female: Same as male, only slightly duller.
Juvenile: Similar to adult, with a tan belly and chin, and a shorter tail.
Nest: Female and male build cup nest. Two broods per year.
Eggs: 4-5; white with brown markings
Incubation: 13-17 days; female incubates
Fledging: 18-23 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Barn Swallow is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the summer months.
Food: Insects. Prefers beetles, wasps, and flies.