Red-rumped Swallow

Scientific Name: Cecropis daurica

Malay Name: Layang-layang Api Utara

Chinese Name: 金腰燕

Range: Breeding Range: (EU, OR, AF) widespread

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: daurica, japonica, nipalensis, erythropygia, rufula, melanocrissus, kumboensis, emini.

Size: 16-17 cm

Identification: Long-winged and long, deeply-forked tail. Glossy dark upperparts, streaked underparts, rufous rump.

Similar looking species: Barn Swallow, Pacific Swallow

Habitat: Aerial, widespread.


Local Status: Common migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2017)

Location: Henderson Waves, Neo Tiew Harvest Lane.

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BirdLife International. (2017). Cecropis daurica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. Accessed on 1 January 2023