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Red-rumped Swallow

(Cecropsis daurica)
German name(s): "Rötelschwalbe"
Size: 14-19 cm (incl. 3-5 cm tail projection; race "rufula")

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Red-rumped Swallow at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "rufula"


Adult Red-rumped Swallow, centre, with two dependent juveniles (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Paralia, Greece, September 2017]

Adult Red-rumped Swallow, lower left, with a juvenile (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Paralia, Greece, September 2017]


Begging juvenile Red-rumped Swallow (photo courtesy of S. Cuturilov)
[Paralia, Greece, September 2017]

Food, Diet

Adults: Small insects Dependents: As adults Water intake: Daily(?)

Like all other swallows known to us, Red-rumped Swallows are insect hunters. They feed in-flight on small insects.

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