Swallows and Martins (Hirundinidae)

Angolan Swallow (Hirundo angolensis) - HBW 9, p. 666

French: Hirondelle de l’Angola German: Angolaschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina Angoleña

Taxonomy: Hirundo angolensis Bocage, 1868, Huíla, Angola.
Forms a superspecies with H. rustica, H. lucida, H. tahitica, H. neoxena, H. albigularis and H. aethiopica; has been considered conspecific with H. lucida. E African birds described as race arcticincta, tending to be paler below and to have deeper tail-fork, but differences not constant and biometrics intergrade with those of adjacent populations. Monotypic.

Distribution: W Gabon, S PRCongo and W Angola; C, NE & E DRCongo, Uganda and W Kenya S to N & NW Zambia, N, W & E Tanzania and N Malawi; and NE Namibia (Caprivi Strip).

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