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Swallow, White-throated
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Hirundo albigularis
Africa, Angola, Botswana, Central Africa, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, KwaZulu Natal Province, Lesotho, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Mpumalanga Province, Namibia, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Western Cape Province, Zambia, Zimbabwe Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally common (del Hoyo et al. 2004). ...
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The White-throated Swallow is 14–17 cm long. It has glossy dark blue upperparts and a bright chestnut crown. A dark blue-black breast band separates the white throat from the greyish white underparts and underwing coverts. The upper wings, underwing flight feathers and forked tail are blackish-blue, but the undertail has white patches near the feather tips. The white throat and blackish breast band are distinctions from similar Hirundo species. The outer feathers are slightly longer in the male than the female. Juveniles are duller than the adult, with shorter outer tail feathers and a browner crown. The call is a mix of warbles and twitters. ...
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