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The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is common in the whole world. It spends its breeding season in the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere. For hibernation it flies thousands of kilometres to the south. The Barn Swallow distinguishes itself from other swallows by its eye-catching long outer tail feathers, its chestnut-brown throat and the brownish coloured belly feathers. As the name already implies it preferably builds its nest in barns. The swallow who is a springtime messenger stands for good fortune and fertility. In the tattooing skill the Barn Swallow stood for long voyages and a happy homecoming.