Hirundo daurica (Red-rumped swallow) 

Rooinekswael [Afrikaans]; Sisampamema (generic term for swallows, martins, swifts and spinetails) [Kwangali]; Roodstuitzwaluw [Dutch]; Hirondelle rousseline [French]; Rötelschwalbe [German]; Andorinha-dáurica [Portuguese]

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Hirundo daurica (Red-rumped swallow)   

Red-rumped swallow, Sevilla, Spain. [photo Diego Conradi ©]

 

Distribution and habitat

Rare vagrant to Zimbabwe's rocky hills, savanna and montane grassland, with 5 records in total recorded. Globally it occurs from southern Europe to eastern and southern Asia, with fragmented population in Africa extending to its limit in Malawi.

Distribution of Red-rumped swallow in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common).

References

  • Hockey PAR, Dean WRJ and Ryan PG 2005. Roberts - Birds of southern Africa, VIIth ed. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town. 

 
 

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