Red-chested Swallow Hirundo lucida

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A pretty, long-tailed swallow with glossy-blue upperparts and white underparts. The throat, forehead, and upper breast are brick red, bordered below by a thin band of dark blue. Found in a variety of open habitats including grassland and savanna, as well as in towns and around other human structures. Very similar to the migratory Barn Swallow, but has shorter tail streamers, more white on the bottom of the tail, more red on the breast, and a narrower blue chest band. 

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