French: Hirondelle de la Mer Rouge German: Rotmeerschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina del Mar Rojo
Other common names:
Red Sea Cliff Swallow
Fry and D. A. Smith
Sanganeb lighthouse, Red Sea north-east of Port Sudan, Sudan
Unknown; known only from one specimen found dead at Sanganeb (NE Port Sudan). Possibly breeds in Red Sea hills of Sudan or Eritrea, or in coastal hills of W Saudi Arabia (N of Jeddah)#R.
c. 14 cm. Has forehead and lores blackish, crown blue-black, back glossy deep blue, rump grey-white; wings and tail blackish-brown, tail square-ended; chin with white spot,... read more
Unknown; possibly open grassland, mountainous areas, cliffs, as for other members of genus.
Food and feeding
Unknown. Unidentified swallows, possibly of this species, observed in Ethiopia were feeding over grassland with other hirundines, and along... read more
Unknown. Single specimen, found in May, appeared to have completed moult, suggesting possible breeding in early part of year.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Known only from single type specimen, found dead in May 1984. Range unknown. Unidentified hirundines recorded... read more
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