Hirundo semirufa
The Red-breasted Swallow , also known as the Rufous-chested Swallow, (Cecropis semirufa) is a large swallow. It breeds in equatorial Africa, although most common in the east. It is partially migratory, following the rains beyond the breeding range in the wet season.
This is a bird of dry open country. In more wooded areas it is replaced by the similar Mosque Swallow. It builds a closed mud nest with a tubular entrance in a cavity or under bridges and similar structures. It will use deserted buildings, tree holes or caves, and has benefited from the construction of railway bridges and similar structures. Three eggs is a typical clutch.
Red-breasted Swallow is like a giant Red-rumped Swallow, 24 cm long, with blue upperparts other than a reddish collar and rump. The face and underparts are reddish, but the underwings are white with dark flight feathers. The tail is forked, and slightly longer in the male. Juveniles are duller and browner, with less contrast.
It can be distinguished from Mosque Swallow by the slightly smaller size and longer tail streamers. The dark crown extends below the eye. These birds feed on insects caught in the air. The flight is slow and buoyant.

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Red-breasted Swallow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hirundo semirufa. Cecropis semirufa - MHNT. The Red-breasted Swallow , also known as the Rufous-chested Swallow, (Cecropis semirufa) is a large swallow.
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Cecropis semirufa - Avibase
Hirundo semirufa. Avibase ID: 958F4A5E90FEB8C7. Taxomic Serial Number: TSN: 560485. Geographic range: Cecropis semirufa semirufa: Botswana to ...
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Red-breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Dec 9, 2011 ... A locally common intra-Africa breeding migrant. Builds a mud nest with a long entrance tunnel. Pilansberg NP, South Africa.
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Rufous-chested Swallow (Cecropis semirufa) | the Internet Bird ...
Taxonomy: Hirundo semirufa Sundevall, 1850, Magliesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Genus often merged with Hirundo, but DNA studies support retention of ...
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Hirundo semirufa (Red-breasted swallow) - Biodiversity Explorer
Hirundo semirufa (Red-breasted swallow). Rooiborsswael [Afrikaans]; Sisampamema (generic term for swallows, martins, swifts and spinetails) [ Kwangali]; ...
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Hirundo semirufa Rufous-chested Swallow LC - BirdLife International
Rufous-chested Swallow Hirundo semirufa. Justification This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable ...
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dict.cc German-English Dictionary: Translation for red breasted swallow [Hirundo semirufa Cecropis semirufa]
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Hirundo semirufa (Red-breasted Swallow, Rufous-chested Swallow)
Taxonomic Notes: The BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group is aware that phylogenetic analyses have been published which have proposed generic ...
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Red-breasted Swallow Hirundo semirufa. The Red-breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa) is also called Rufous-chested Swallow by some authors. The species ...
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The above map shows the simulated distribution for the (Hirundo semirufa) for ... BirdLife International and Durham University (2013) Species climate change ...
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Rufous-chested Swallow Hirundo semirufa ... Yale University Press, New Haven, USA. ... BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Hirundo semirufa.
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2 Zoology Department, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, United ... breasted Swallow Hirundo semirufa, the Lesser Striped.
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Cecropis semirufa - Avibase
Hirundo semirufa. Avibase ID: 958F4A5E90FEB8C7. Taxomic Serial Number: TSN: 560485. Geographic range: Cecropis semirufa semirufa: Botswana to ...
Red-breasted Swallow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hirundo semirufa. Cecropis semirufa - MHNT. The Red-breasted Swallow , also known as the Rufous-chested Swallow, (Cecropis semirufa) is a large swallow.
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(Redbreasted swallow) (Hirundo semirufa ) ... Unit, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town (http://www.aviandemographyunit.org). SiSwati ...
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A Handbook to the Swallows and Martins of the World
A Handbook to the Swallows and Martins of the World
Angela Turner, Chris Rose, 2010
The Hirundo semirufa Sundevall race ampliformis has heavy, deep black stripes; it is more tawny than maxima and has more white in the tail. The race puella is small (wing 95-106), with fine streaks. Plate 20 vaal. FIELD CHARACTERS This ...
Photo Mug of Red-Breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa), Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa, from Robert Harding...
Photo Mug of Red-Breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa), Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa, from Robert Harding...
Ian Sinclair, 2009
Photo Mug showing Red-Breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa), Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa,. Red-Breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa), Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa, Africa. Chosen by Robert Harding. 11oz White ceramic coffee mug. Image printed using sublimation ink process. Microwave, dishwasher safe. This item is shipped from our America...
A Monograph of the Hirundinidae: Or Family of Swallows
A Monograph of the Hirundinidae: Or Family of Swallows
Richard Bowdler Sharpe, Claude Wilmott Wyatt, 1894
Hirundo semirufa [ante*, p. 395]. Add:— Rirundo semirufa, Sharpe & Wyatt, Monogr. Hirund. pt. i. (1885) ; Reichen. J. f . O. 1887, pp. 308, 309 ; Shelley, P. Z. S. 1888, p. 40. The differences between H. semirufa and H. gordoni are so slight ...
Birds of Southern Africa: The Complete Photographic Guide
Birds of Southern Africa: The Complete Photographic Guide
Ian Sinclair, 2009
This photographic field guide to the birds of southern Africa presents more than 2,500 images showing a wide selection of age and sex plumage variations, perched and in-flight birds, and color morphs where relevant, making it the most comprehensive collection of bird photographs of the region ever produced in a single volume. Accompanying text focu...
How to live and survive in Zambezian open forest (Miombo ...
How to live and survive in Zambezian open forest (Miombo ...
Françoise Malaisse, 2010
FAMlLY SPEClES COMMON NAME PALATABl- VlSlBlLlTY Hirundo rufigula Red throated cliff swallow BlLlTY - Hirundo rustica rustica Barn swallow 7(5) 6 Hirundo semirufa semirufa Red breasted swallow - Hirundo senegalensis monteiri ...
Birds of Africa South of the Sahara: A Comprehensive Illustrated Field Guide
Birds of Africa South of the Sahara: A Comprehensive Illustrated Field Guide
Ian Sinclair, 2008
Ian Sinclair is renowned in African birding circles for his field knowledge and expertise in identifying the region s many bird species. His vast experience has been gained in expeditions to every corner of Africa, as well as to the Himalayas, Antarctica and Marion Island. He has authored or co-authored several successful bird books, including the ...
CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses, Second Edition
CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses, Second Edition
John B. Dunning, Jr., 2007
Swallow U 11 12.1 10 13.8 623 Hirundo cucullata Greater. B 47 27.1 Striped- Swallow 21 31 Southern.Africa 623 Hirundo abyssinica Lesser. B Striped- Swallow 6 . 12.5 14.5 Angola 266 Hirundo semirufa Rufous-chested. B Swallow 50 30.1 25 ...
The Wildlife of Southern Africa: The Larger Illustrated Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region
The Wildlife of Southern Africa: The Larger Illustrated Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region
2008
VINCENT CARRUTHERS is a well-known environmentalist and author. He co-authored South African Frogs: A Complete Guide. He served for seven years as a director of the North West Parks and Tourism Board and was Vice Chairman of the Magaliesberg Advisory Committee. He is a past executive director of the Wildlife Society of SA and chairman of Birdlife S...
Field Guide to Birds of South Africa
Field Guide to Birds of South Africa
Ian Sinclair, 1997
... Hirundo atrocaerulea 208 Hirundo cucullata 206 Hirundo daurica 208 Hirundo dimidiata 208 Hirundo fuligula 2 1 0 Hirundo griseopyga 206 Hirundo rustica 206 Hirundo semirufa 206 Hirundo senegalensis 206 Hirundo smithii 206 Hirundo ...
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Red-breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Red-breasted Swallow (Hirundo semirufa) 22cm; 31 g. Zwartkloof Private Game Reserve near Bela Bela (Warmbaths), South Africa. Another new specie for Zwartkloof (ZPGR#115) (Species#201)
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Red-rumped swallow Cecropis daurica, photographed by Eio Ramon. Belongs within: Hirundinidae.
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