Cecropis daurica (Laxmann, 1769)
Family: Passeriformes > Hirundinidae
Red-rumped Swallow is a scarce visitor to Britain & Ireland. Some individuals arrive in spring, overshooting their more southerly breeding sites, but others are reported from mid- to late-autumn.
This widespread breeding species occurs across much of southern Europe, Africa, and southern Asia. Northerly populations are migratory, while those in the south are mainly resident.
Red-rumped Swallow identification is often straightforward.
Listen to example recordings of the main vocalisations of Red-rumped Swallow, provided by xeno-canto contributors.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||6|
|% occupied in winter||0.2|
European Distribution Map
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Red-rumped Swallow is a scarce migrant, most often detected in April and May but there are occasional records even in late autumn and winter.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Red-rumped Swallow, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|Field Codes||2-letter: VR | 5-letter code: RERSW | Euring: 9950|
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