534 Streak-throated Swallow


The Streak-throated Swallow (Hirundo fluvicola), about 12 cm long species. Its head is chestnut brown with black streaks. It has a dark line through its eye and dull brown wings, tail and rump. Its lower plumage is white streaked with brown and tail slightly forked. It has black iris, legs and bill. These birds are resident breeders in India forming honeycomb-like colonies of clay-lined nests under cliffs and stone or brick arches near water bodies. They are social birds and live in flocks for the life-time.