Red-rumped swallow Cecropis daurica, photographed by Eio Ramon.

Belongs within: Hirundinidae.

The genus Cecropis includes the striped swallows, and is found in Africa and tropical Asia. Members of this genus have slender tails, red rumps and often streaked underparts, and build closed nests with an entrance tunnel.

<==Cecropis JF06
    |--+--C. semirufa JF06 [=Hirundo semirufa JT12]
    |  `--‘Petrochelidon’ rufocollaris JT12 [=Hirundo rufocollaris JF06]
    |       |--P. r. rufocollaris L03
    |       `--P. r. aequatorialis Chapman 1924 [=Hirundo (Petrochelidon) fulva chapmani Brooke 1974] L03
    `--+--C. abyssinica (Guérin-Méneville 1843) JF06, S05 (see below for synonymy)
       `--+--C. daurica JF06 (see below for synonymy)
          |    |--C. d. daurica S05
          |    |--‘Hirundo’ d. japonica M03
          |    |--C. d. melanocrissus Rüppell 1845 S05
          |    `--‘Hirundo’ d. rufula M03
          `--C. striolata Schlegel 1844 L03 [=Hirundo striolata JT12]
               |--C. s. striolata [incl. Hirundo striolata formosae Mayr 1941] L03
               |--C. s. mayri (Hall 1953) [=Hirundo striolata mayri] L03
               `--C. s. stanfordi Mayr 1941) [=Hirundo striolata stanfordi] L03

Cecropis abyssinica (Guérin-Méneville 1843) JF06, S05 [=Hirundo abyssinica JT12; incl. C. striolata Rüppell 1845 non Schlegel 1844 S05]

Cecropis daurica JF06 [=Hirundo daurica JT12; incl. Lillia substriolata Hume 1877 L03, Hirundo striolata substriolata L03]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444-448.

[JF06] Jønsson, K. A., & J. Fjeldså. 2006. A phylogenetic supertree of oscine passerine birds. Zoologica Scripta 35: 149-186.

[L03] LeCroy, M. 2003. Type specimens of birds in the American Museum of Natural History. Part 5. Passeriformes: Alaudidae, Hirundinidae, Motacillidae, Campephagidae, Pycnonotidae, Irenidae, Laniidae, Vangidae, Bombycillidae, Dulidae, Cinclidae, Troglodytidae, and Mimidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 278: 1-156.

[M03] Morcombe, M. 2003. Field Guide to Australian Birds, 2nd ed. Steve Parish Publishing.

[S05] Steinheimer, F. D. 2005. Eduard Rüppel’s avian types at the Natural History Museum, Tring (Aves). Senckenbergiana Biologica 85 (2): 233-264.

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