Red-rumped Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Hindi name: Msjid ababil

Red-rumped swallow is a small bird in the swallow family. It is gregarious bird outside the breeding season

How does the bird appear…

Face, neck collar and rump are pale or reddish. They lack breast band. Undertails are black. Wings are broad and pointed.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is usually found over grassland.


It is insectivorous and feeds mainly on insects.

Breeding & Nesting

Breeding period is from April to August. Nest is quarter-sphere shaped with tunnel entrance which is lined with mud. It nests under cliff overhangs in their mountain homes, but also uses buildings such as mosques and bridges. It doesn’t breed in colonies.

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