Photo category:
Vertebrates specimen collection
Rivers
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Red-rumped Swallow
Passerine Birds
Birds
Animals
Vertebrates
Rivers diorama

Photo of a Red-rumped Swallow, Cecropis daurica. Unlike the common swallow which is its closest relative, this insect-eating species rarely nests in houses. It prefers old buildings near or in the vicinity of water. It migrates and overwinters south of the Sahara desert.