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 3 photos were taken in the the Massai Mara, Semliki Forest and South Africa, courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst; The 4th row photo, in Hwange NP (Zimbabwe, 4-16); the lower photo, in Tarangire (8-11), courtesy of Silas Olofson.
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Karine Van der Vurst, Silas Olofson

Last Update this page: 6-28-20