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Two subspecies are recognized:
Has been placed in the genus Phaeoprogne in the past.
Dry savanna, riparian woodland, seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and moist forests.
Like other swallows, they catch insects on the wing in long, fast, swooping flights that may last for hours. Adaptations for this include short bills and a wide gape. Between forays they perch on wires or small tree limbs.
Swallow pairs are monogamous. The clutch consists of 4-5 white eggs.
They have very melodic and soft songs.
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