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Black-and-rufous Swallow - BirdForum Opus

Hirundo nigrorufa


13–14 cm (5-5½ in)

  • Violet blue forehead to hind-neck and upperparts
  • Blackish wings and tail


Africa from Angola to Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Grassland and savanna, particularly seasonally flooded grassland. Usually found near water.



Their diet consists of flies and beetles.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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