Swallow, Red-rumped


Name: Swallow, Red-rumped

Scientific name: Cecropis daurica

Type: Swallow

Color: Blue,Brown,White

Habitat: Cities,Fields

Size: 16cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Size, shape and bluish black upperparts much resembling Barn Swallow but easily distinguished by rufous collar and broad pale rufous rump; underparts, including underwing-coverts, buffish white, faintly streaked (hardly visible in flight); conspicuous black undertail-coverts striking when perched or in flight; lacks breast band and white in tail. Juvenile duller and browner with upperparts fringed buff, paler collar and rump and shorter outer tail-feathers. Flight is slow and graceful, frequently gliding for longer periods than Barn Swallow, often with tail closed.

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