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Lastun (Riparia riparia) is a term that defines a group of birds consisting of ca. 80 species belonging to the family Hirundinidae (swallows).

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The lastun (Riparia riparia) is a migratory bird that can be found in North America, Eurasia up to an altitude of 750 m above sea level.

The bird stays from May to august/September where it nests, and migrates to Central Africa, Western Africa and South America.

The species was first described in 1758 by Linnaeus, originally named Hirundo riparia.

Food Lastun de mal

The lastun catches insects by flying with its beak open above the water mirror at a speed of up to 50 km/h.

Features Lastun by the shore

The shorebird is the smallest species of Swallow. They reach a length of 13 cm, have a slightly forked tail and a long beak compared to the body.

The upper part of the body is brown, with a collar of the same color on the chest, the lower part is white.

Lastuns are noisy birds that live in colonies that have their nest dug in the sandy or clay banks of flowing or backwaters.

Birds bathe or drink water during flight, being excellent fliers, thanks to the aerodynamic shape of the body.

The legs are less developed than the wings, and serve only for climbing steep banks.

Breeding Lastun by mal

The shorebird is a bird that lives in colonies. The male, but also the female, dig a small gallery in the steep bank with its beak, which will serve as a nest.

The female and male Hatch as. 4 - 6 eggs once or twice a year. The chicks will hatch at about 14-16 days and leave the nest at 18-23 days, sleeping in reeds.

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