THREE COMMON HIRUNDINES
We have three common hirundines, and telling them apart is easy, given a reasonable view (not a dot high in the sky). Here is how to tell them apart at a glance.
Swallow Blue black upperparts Whitish or buff underparts, blue and dark red throat patch Very long tail streamers
Blue black upperparts with striking white rump Pure white underparts from throat to undertail Short forked black tail
Muddy brown upperparts White underparts with brown upper breast band Short forked tail