RED-RUMPED SWALLOW FACTS
The Red-rumped Swallow is dark blue above with pale brown underside. they have pale brown or chestnut brown rump and neck collar and face. the underside of the tail is black. They are similar to the Barn Swallow which is lighter blue and does not have the reddish rump and collar. They are fast fliers with broad pointed wings.
usually found over grassland
catches insects in flight
The nest is a made of mud with a tunnel entrance lined with mud. The nest is built under cliff overhang or under buildings. The female lays 3 to 6 eggs.
The Red-rumped Swallow breeds in Europe and Asia and tropical Africa. In Australia the bird is a vagrant to Christmas Island and northern Australia during the non-breeding season.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Red-rumped Swallow|