French: Hirondelle concolore German: Einfarbschwalbe Spanish: Avión oscuro
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. concolor
(Sykes, 1832) – extreme SE Pakistan and India (from Gujarat, E Rajasthan, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh E to Odisha, S to Kerala and W Tamil Nadu).
P. c. sintaungensis
(E. C. S. Baker, 1933) – E & S Myanmar, S China (S Yunnan), N & W Thailand, N Laos, N & S Vietnam and Malay Peninsula.
13–14 cm; 12–14 g. Plumage is mostly dark sooty brown (variable, to blackish), paler below; tail square, white patches except on outermost and innermost... read more
Twittering song; contact call a soft “chit”chit”.
Mountainous areas with cliffs and gorges, also lowland areas with suitable breeding sites; also... read more
Food and feeding
Dietary details not known. Feeds alone or in pairs, occasionally in small groups; often associates with other hirundines. Forages around... read more
Jan–Oct; mainly Feb–Mar and after rains in Jul–Aug in India, Feb–May and Jul–Oct in Pakistan; Mar–Apr... read more
Resident, with some local post-breeding movements. Forms small flocks when not breeding. Vagrant in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common to locally common. Common where breeding sites abundant, including in cities such as Bombay (India), but only locally distributed;... read more
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