Red-chested Swallow

Hirundo lucida - Hirondelle de Guinée

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Hirundinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Hirundo

  • Species
    :

    lucida

Descriptor

Hartlaub, 1858

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 15 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 12 à 14 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Hirondelle de Guinée
adult
Hirondelle de Guinée
adult

Red-chested Swallow (Hirundo lucida) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.

Subspecific information 3 subspecies

  • Hirundo lucida lucida (sw Mauritania and Senegal to Togo and Benin)
  • Hirundo lucida subalaris (Congo and DRCongo)
  • Hirundo lucida rothschildi (Ethiopia)

Foreign names

  • Hirondelle de Guinée,
  • Golondrina guineana,
  • andorinha-da-guiné,
  • Singschwalbe,
  • Roodkeelzwaluw,
  • Rondine pettorosso,
  • guineasvala,
  • Guineasvale,
  • lastovička hrdzavohrdlá,
  • vlaštovka lesklá,
  • Rødhalset Svale,
  • guineanhaarapääsky,
  • oreneta de Guinea,
  • jaskółka rdzawogardła,
  • Певчая (настоящая) ласточка,
  • アフリカツバメ,
  • 赤胸燕,
  • 赤胸燕,

Voice song and cries

Hirondelle de Guinée
adult

Habitat

Hirondelle de Guinée
adult

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ;

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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published: - Updated: 07-02-2012
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