Red-breasted (Rufous-chested) Swallow
Cecropis (Hirundo) semirufa
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The identifying feature of the red-breasted swallow is the blue/black cap that extends below the eye and over the ear covert. The range extends into northwestern and north central Tanzania. The upper and 3rd row photos were taken in the the Massai Mara (7-12) and Semliki Forest (Uganda, 1-10), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst; The 2nd row photo, in Hwange NP (Zimbabwe, 4-16); the lower photo, in Tarangire (8-11), courtesy of Silas Olofson.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Karine Van der Vurst, Silas Olofson

Last Update this page: 5-06-16