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Alternative name: Ceylon Swallow
- Cecropis hyperythra
 Similar species
Very similar to Red-rumped Swallow but very dark with almost unstreaked dark rufous underparts and rump. Also short tail-streamers.
Endemic to Sri Lanka.
This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Red-rumped Swallow.
Found in various habitats like open fields, hillsides, paddyfields and lightly wooded areas.
Feeds on insects.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507
- Rasmussen, PC and JC Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334672
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