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19 cm (7Â½ in)
The sexes are alike
Previously included in genus Hirundo.
There are four races:
Forage in open areas, often near water and towns and particularly in hills or gorges associated with water.
Flight is slow, buoyant, and more direct than Barn Swallow, often very high above ground.
Bottle-shaped mud nests are built under eaves of houses, under bridges, and on the walls and roofs of caves. Breeding recorded in May and June.
The nest is made from mud and includes a long tunnel. The clutch consists of 4-5 white eggs; both adults build the nest, incubate the eggs and care for the young.
The diet consists of flying insects, cicadas and mosquitoes.
They feel alone or in small groups.
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