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Barn Swallows (51) More files... by Cyril Ruoso
According to popular theory, swallows announce spring when they flock in European skies. But where do they spend the winter? Far away in remote Nigeria...

Cyril Ruoso photographed the animals in Europe in the spring and went on to Nigeria to cover the research of Pierfrancesco Micheloni, an Italian ornithologist who is studying their winter migration for Istituto Nazionale per la Fauna Selvatica in Bologna. Since the early 1990's he and his assistants have banded thousands of swallows in their southern European breeding grounds. The research goal is to study a population of European Swallows in their winter quarters, establish the migratory routes and analyze the importance of the swallows as a protein source for local populations in Africa, specifically the Ebbaken Boje region.

In an effort to conserve the wintering populations in the Ebbaken village Micheloni has done extensive work in the community. Initially the locals were suspicious and reluctant to give up hunting of their main protien source but through education, provision of supplemental nutrition, involvment of locals and plans for an ecotourism center he has helped reduce the number of migratory birds taken as food.
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) adult tagged by researcher trying to determine the decline of swallow populations, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620581 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) adult tagged by researcher trying to determine the decline of swallow populations, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) caught in mist net set by researchers trying to determine the decline of swallow populations, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620578 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) caught in mist net set by researchers trying to determine the decline of swallow populations, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) adult weighed by researchers trying to determine the decline of the bird population in Europe, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620580 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) adult weighed by researchers trying to determine the decline of the bird population in Europe, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) adult tagged by researchers trying to determine the decline of swallow populations, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620579 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) adult tagged by researchers trying to determine the decline of swallow populations, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) researcher and ornithologist Pierfrancesco Micheloni and assistant erecting mist net to collect migrating birds for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620673 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) researcher and ornithologist Pierfrancesco Micheloni and assistant erecting mist net to collect migrating birds for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) researcher and ornithologist Pierfrancesco Micheloni and assistant erecting mist net to collect migrating birds for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620674 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) researcher and ornithologist Pierfrancesco Micheloni and assistant erecting mist net to collect migrating birds for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) researcher Pierfrancesco Micheloni collecting migrating individuals for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620684 Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) researcher Pierfrancesco Micheloni collecting migrating individuals for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) flock roosting overnight in the elephant grass, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620671 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) flock roosting overnight in the elephant grass, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) flock roosting overnight in the elephant grass, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620675 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) flock roosting overnight in the elephant grass, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) flock flying over a corn field during migration, Poitou, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620535 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) flock flying over a corn field during migration, Poitou, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) migrating flock caught in mist net at elephant grass roost for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620686 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) migrating flock caught in mist net at elephant grass roost for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) pair caught in mist net set by researchers who tag, weigh and measure the birds and release them the next morning before sunrise, Poitou, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620539 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) pair caught in mist net set by researchers who tag, weigh and measure the birds and release them the next morning before sunrise, Poitou, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) caught in mist net collector for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620679 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) caught in mist net collector for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) researcher Pierfrancesco Micheloni collecting migrating individuals for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620682 Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) researcher Pierfrancesco Micheloni collecting migrating individuals for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) collected by researcher for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620681 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) collected by researcher for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) researcher collecting individual for ornithologist Pierfrancecso Micheloni for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620676 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) researcher collecting individual for ornithologist Pierfrancecso Micheloni for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica) with mist nest for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620687 Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica) with mist nest for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) collected by ornithologist Pierfrancesco Micheloni for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620677 Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) collected by ornithologist Pierfrancesco Micheloni for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) collected by researcher for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620680 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) collected by researcher for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) researcher Pierfrancesco Micheloni collecting migrating individuals for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620683 Barn Swallow (Hirunda rustica) researcher Pierfrancesco Micheloni collecting migrating individuals for banding, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) research, rings collected by villagers and researchers, Cross River State, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620666 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) research, rings collected by villagers and researchers, Cross River State, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) leg. This bird was banded in Italy recovered in Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620685 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) leg. This bird was banded in Italy recovered in Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) collected for tagging while migrating, Ebakken, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620688 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) collected for tagging while migrating, Ebakken, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) held by researcher, Cross River State, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620665 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) held by researcher, Cross River State, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) hunter making glue from Llana sap for trap, Cross River State, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620663 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) hunter making glue from Llana sap for trap, Cross River State, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) hunter making glue from Llana sap for trap, Cross River State, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620664 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) hunter making glue from Llana sap for trap, Cross River State, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) hunting by night, boy imitates alarm call of the swallows and uses glue made with lemon juice and Llana sap, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620668 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) hunting by night, boy imitates alarm call of the swallows and uses glue made with lemon juice and Llana sap, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) hunting by night, boy imitates alarm call of the swallows and uses glue made with lemon juice and Llana sap, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620662 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) hunting by night, boy imitates alarm call of the swallows and uses glue made with lemon juice and Llana sap, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) group cooked after a night hunt, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620670 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) group cooked after a night hunt, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) group cooked after night hunt, locals eat them as cheap meat killing about 7 million in one season, Nigeria  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620672 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) group cooked after night hunt, locals eat them as cheap meat killing about 7 million in one season, Nigeria© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) close-up portrait, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620480 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) close-up portrait, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) perching on twig, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620534 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) perching on twig, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) pair mating, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620481 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) pair mating, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) adult collecting mud and plant fragments for nest building, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620576 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) adult collecting mud and plant fragments for nest building, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) nest built over light fixture in a barn, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620482 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) nest built over light fixture in a barn, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) chicks in mud nest begging for food, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620582 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) chicks in mud nest begging for food, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) nest inside a storage room at a farm, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620544 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) nest inside a storage room at a farm, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) chicks begging in nest over a horse stall, a favorite nesting place for swallows because of the heat coming up from the animals below, summertime, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620543 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) chicks begging in nest over a horse stall, a favorite nesting place for swallows because of the heat coming up from the animals below, summertime, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) chicks begging in nest over a horse stall, a favorite nesting place for swallows because of the heat coming up from the animals below, summertime, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620542 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) chicks begging in nest over a horse stall, a favorite nesting place for swallows because of the heat coming up from the animals below, summertime, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) mud nest with begging chicks inside building, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620577 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) mud nest with begging chicks inside building, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) bringing food to chicks, spring, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620541 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) bringing food to chicks, spring, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) bringing food to chicks, spring, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620540 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) bringing food to chicks, spring, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledgling on the morning it left the nest, waiting for the parents to bring food, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620575 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledgling on the morning it left the nest, waiting for the parents to bring food, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledgling just out of the nest, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620496 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledgling just out of the nest, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledgling begging for food, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620485 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledgling begging for food, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledglings on the morning they left the nest, begging for food from parent, Picardie, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620574 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) fledglings on the morning they left the nest, begging for food from parent, Picardie, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) group gather in Picardie, France before migrating to Africa  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620669 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) group gather in Picardie, France before migrating to Africa© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) migratory flock perching on telephone wires along road, Poitou, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620512 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) migratory flock perching on telephone wires along road, Poitou, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) migratory flock perching on telephone wire, Poitou, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620537 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) migratory flock perching on telephone wire, Poitou, France© Cyril Ruoso
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) migratory flock perching on telephone wires, Poitou, France  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00620505 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) migratory flock perching on telephone wires, Poitou, France© Cyril Ruoso
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