Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica   [Laxmann, 1769]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Hirundinidae
BTO Codes: VR, RERSW EURING No: 9950
Number in Britain: 10 records/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not a species of concern
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Scarce Visitor
Subspecies: rufula recorded in Britain (of 10 subsp. in the world)
Length: 16 cm Wingspan: 33 cm Weight: M/F: 24 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: kekropis=an Athenian woman and after Dauria, southeast Siberia, Russia
World Distribution: s Europe, Asia, n&c Africa
Habitat: Open country, towns
Diet: Flying insects
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Fair Isle, 1906 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 508 Summary of Records by Year
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Other Names

Previously Hirundo daurica 
Gaelic: Welsh: Gwennol Dingoch
Danish: Rødrygget svale Dutch: Roodstuitzwaluw
Finnish: Ruostepääsky French: Hirondelle rousseline
German: Rötelschwalbe Hungarian: Vörhenyes fecske
Icelandic: Brandsvala Irish: Fáinleog Ruaphrompach
Italian: Rondine rossiccia Norwegian: Amursvale
Polish: Jaskólka rudawa Portuguese: Andorinha-dáurica
Spanish: Golondrina daúrica Swedish: Rostgumpsvala

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