Red rumped Swallow
 
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Red-rumped Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica), also called Striated Swallow, is a locally common breeding resident in Haryana. This bird is found in pairs or small parties, near wetlands, hill forests, rocky open areas up to an altitude of 500 m.

Identification: Sexes alike. Glossy deep blue above, fulvous white below with fine dark brown streaks. A chestnut half-collar on hind neck, deeply forked 'swallow' tail and the chestnut rump are diagnostic.

Order: PASSERIFORMES   Family: Hirundininae   Size: ~sparrow   Food: tiny winged insects   Local name: Masjid Ababil

 
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