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Red-rumped swallow

Hirundo daurica


Similar to a barn swallow but has bulkier body and tail streamer curve inwards. Adult has blue-black upperparts except for buffish-orange nape and pale rump. Underparts, including underwing, pale; shows streaks on breast.


Widespread and common.


On wires outside my house.

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012


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