Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Cecropis
Family: Hirundinidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
abyssinica
NOTES

A large swallow which breeds in Sub-Sarahan Africa. It is partially migratory and South African birds winter further north. It feeds mainly on flying insects. The nest is a bowl-shaped mud structure which is built under a rock overhang or other structure.


AUTHORITY
Guerin-Meneville, 1843
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: Dark blue upper parts with rufous red rump and crown. The under parts are white with dark streaking and the outer tail feathers are very long and black
Colour: Blue
Common Name
Lesser striped swallow
Swallow
Habitat
NOTES: Flies rapidly over the river banks and flew into the house
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
December
Synonyms for Species
Hirundo abyssinica



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