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The BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group is aware that phylogenetic analyses have been published which have proposed generic rearrangements which may affect this species, but prefers to wait until work by other taxonomists reveals how these changes affect the entire groups involved.
15cm. Only known from the type specimen. Steely blue crown, blackish forehead, lores, throat and upper breast, restricted white chin and grey rump. Similar spp Most closely resembles South African Cliff Swallow Hirundo spilodera but has rump grey not rufous and blackish throat.
del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D. 2004. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Fry, C. H.; Smith, D. A. 1985. A new swallow from the Red Sea. Ibis 127: 1-6.
Madge, S. C.; Redman, N. J. 1989. The existence of a form of cliff swallow Hirundo sp. in Ethiopia. Scopus 13: 126-129.
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Starkey, M., Shutes, S., Symes, A.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Data Deficient|
|Family||Hirundinidae (Swallows and martins)|
|Species name author||Fry & Smith, 1985|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
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