Bird of the week
The red-rumped swallow (Cecropis daurica) is a small bird that breeds in the open hill country of temperate southern Europe, Asia and tropical Africa.
The upper parts of their bodies are blue while the under parts are dusky. They resemble barn swallows, but are darker below and have pale or reddish rumps, face and neck collar.
The red-rumped swallow is known to have broad pointed wings & are considered fast fliers that swoop on insects while airborne.
These birds lay 3 to 6 eggs & normally don’t form large breeding colonies. The Aliya Resort & Spa premise is a known nesting site for the Red Rumped Swallow. Their nests made of mud can be seen easily seen at the property.