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Photo by safariranger
Photo taken: Along road between Lusaka and Livingstone, Zambia
Cecropis senegalensis

Hirundo senegalensis


25cm. Blue upperparts , reddish face, collar, underparts and rump, white underwings with dark flight feathers. The tail is forked, and slightly longer in the male. Juveniles are duller and browner, with less contrast.


Sub-Saharan Africa


Previously included in genus Hirundo


Open country with trees.


It builds a closed mud nest with a tubular entrance in a cavity or under bridges and similar buildings. 3-4 eggs are laid.

Diet includes insects caught in the air.

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