Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swallows :: Red-chested Swallow

Red-chested Swallow Hirundo lucida

Described by: Hartlaub (1858)
Alternate common name(s): Gambian Swallow, African Barn Swallow
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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W., c., and ne. Africa;
Three populations;
(1) Senegambia, Sierra Leone, s. Mali e. to n. Ghana and Burkina Faso.
(2) W. to ec. Zaire in the middle and lower Congo Valley.
(3) W. and c. Ethiopia.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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