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The barn swallow – fast as an arrow

The beautiful barn swallow – a migratory bird which is living in Eurasia is fast as an arrow and enduring as well.

A barn swallow sits on an iron rope at Irtysh river. These birds fly incredibly fast at a speed of around 20m/s to catch flies. But they are also persistent and fly from Kazakhstan to faraway India in winter to survive the cold winter months.

Learn more about Kazakhstan’s wildlife:

Wildlife of Kazakhstan