Striated Swallow – calls and preening

“Had an opportunity to watch Striated Swallows (Hirundo striolata badia) up close, preening with many calls (above, below). [Please note: This species is now known as Rufous-bellied Swallow (Cecropis badia), an endemic to the Thai-Malay Peninsula – see comment by Subaraj Rajathurai below.]

“Calls were predominantly the tremulous “schwirrrr” HERE and waveforms/sonograms below.

“…and a sharp “cheenk” or “tweep” HERE and waveforms/sonograms below. (see David Wells 2007).

“The video shows some of these calls but is soft.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
31th August 2014

Location: Tambun Interior, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Orchards, fish farming, ex-mining pools, limestone hills

2 Responses

  1. Subaraj Rajathurai

    Hi. For consistency and because we follow Robson, this swallow is now split and an endemic to the Thai-Malay Peninsula. It is called the Rufous-bellied Swallow (Cecropis badia).


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