AnAge entry for Hirundo rustica

Classification (HAGRID: 01612)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Passeriformes
                Family: Hirundinidae
                    Genus: Hirundo
Species
Hirundo rustica
Common name
Barn swallow

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
16 years
Source
Multiple references, please see bibliography below
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Barn swallows have been shown to suffer an age-dependent decline in offspring quality, feather development, and body size [0724].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
15 days
Clutch size
6 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
2
Weight at hatching
2.3 g
Adult weight
18.3 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.485 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
0.3158 W
Body mass
18.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.017544 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 178448
Animal Diversity Web
ADW account
Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 43150
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Ageing Literature
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