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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.