Could you tell the difference between a swallow and a sparrow? Would you recognise a swallow's song? Do you know what its nest looks like? Follow the swallow's life cycle, from the hatching of a chick to finding a mate. Look inside to discover the exciting world of the swallow, from a European barn to the South African savannah - explore some of the different habitats that are the swallow's home. Find out about the threats facing swallows today and what can be done to protect them.
Stephen Savage is a biologist and natural history lecturer. He is also an assosiation member of the Institute of Biologists and an adviser for the British Marine Life Study Society.