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Striated Swallow

Cecropis striolata


Formerly considered to a subspecies of Red-rumped Swallow. Deeply forked tail, It has blue upperparts, streaked chestnut rump. The face and underparts are white with heavy dark streaking. Sexes are alike but juveniles are duller and browner, with a paler rump and shorter outer tail feathers.


Together with a partner, this one is scouting for a nesting place in an unfinished school building for this is their season to breed.

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KdonGalay 5 years ago

my pleasure, armadeus.4

armadeus.4 5 years ago

Beautiful bird and lovely image. Thank you for sharing :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

If it is harder to find than the other swallows, it is special and thanks for sharing it with us.

KdonGalay 5 years ago

thank you for appreciating its beauty Leuba Ridgway, i celebrated much of this for it is lot harder to find than of the Pacific and the Barn Swallows.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Fantastic spotting ! thanks for sharing the beautiful photo and information. Such an elegant bird.

KdonGalay 5 years ago

thanks James McNair, stephanielrickman

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

Absolutely stunning!

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago


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Ifugao, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 8, 2015
Submitted on Mar 10, 2015

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