- Petrochelidon fluvicola
11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)
- Chestnut forehead, crown and nape, with faint dark streaks
- In front, streaks are limited to chin, throat and breast
- Shallow fork to broad tail
- Glossy blue back with whitish streaks
- Off white front ( belly, vent and under-tail coverts )
- Pale brown rump
Cultivated and open country near water, reservoirs, wilderness close to wetlands; towns and villages.
Flight rather weak and fluttery.
Their diet consists almost entirely of flies. They hawk in flocks, sometimes with other hirundines.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)
- BF Member observations
- Birds of the Indian Subcontinent, Second Edition : Richard Grimmett et al
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Streak-throated Swallow. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Streak-throated_Swallow