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Sri Lanka Swallow

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Photo by firecrest15Kithulgala, Sri Lanka, April 2010
Photo by firecrest15
Kithulgala, Sri Lanka, April 2010

Alternative name: Ceylon Swallow

Cecropis hyperythra


[edit] Identification

[edit] Similar species

Very similar to Red-rumped Swallow but very dark with almost unstreaked dark rufous underparts and rump. Also short tail-streamers.

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to Sri Lanka.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Red-rumped Swallow.

[edit] Habitat

Found in various habitats like open fields, hillsides, paddyfields and lightly wooded areas.

[edit] Behaviour

Feeds on insects.

[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Rasmussen, PC and JC Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334672

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