391. Hirundo savignii

391. SUBSP. HIRUNDO SAVIGNII.
Hirundo savignii, Steph. Gen. Zool. x. p. 90 (1817) ; Dresser, iii. p. 473. pl. 160, fig. 2 : Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 133 ; H. cahirica, Licht. Verz. Doubl, p. 58 (1823) ; H. riocouri, Audouin, Deser. de l’Egypte, p. 270, pl. 4, fig. 4 (1825).
Male ad. (Egypt). Differs from H. rustica in having the under parts deep chestnut, and the markings on the tail rufous white ; the thoracic band is, however, continuous as in H. rustica. Culmen 0.4, wing 4.7, tail 3.3, tarsus 0.45 inch.
Hab. The valley of the Nile, where it is resident, and Palestine.
In habits it does not differ from H. rustica, and its nest and eggs are similar to those of that species. In Egypt it breeds from January to April.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
391. Hirundo savignii
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
391
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
266
M_ID: 
22503
M_SN: 
Hirundo rustica savignii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10923

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