French: Hirondelle roux et noir German: Rostbauchschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina rojinegra
Angola (Cuanza Sul S to N Huíla, E to S Lunda Norte and N Moxico) E to S DRCongo and N Zambia.
13–14 cm; 13–16 g. Distinctive. Has forehead to hindneck and upperparts glossy violet-blue, wings and tail blackish with slight gloss; outer tail feathers... read more
Song is a shrill warbling; also a strident “eeek”.
Grassland and savanna, especially seasonally flooded areas and often near water, such as streams;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes flies (Diptera) and beetles (Coleoptera). Feeds alone or in pairs, occasionally in small groups of 4–5 individuals,... read more
Jul–Oct; single-brooded. Solitary, inter-nest distance along one river was 100 m; aggressive towards other hirundines. Aerial... read more
Resident or partial migrant. Population in NW Zambia absent from breeding sites in late Nov to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally considered uncommon, although locally common. Common in Mwinilunga District, in Zambia; not uncommon in Angola. Potential breeding sites... read more
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