Pearl-breasted Swallow (Hirundo dimidiata) - HBW 9, p. 669
French: Hirondelle à gorge perlée
Spanish: Golondrina Perlada
Taxonomy: Hirundo dimidiata Sundevall, 1850, Leroma, Transvaal, South Africa.
In the past was sometimes placed with H. leucosoma and H. megaensis in a separate genus Hemicecrops, and has been thought by some authors to form a superspecies with those. Races poorly differentiated. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- marwitzi Reichenow, 1903 - Angola, S DRCongo, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, NE South Africa and W Mozambique.
- dimidiata Sundevall, 1850 - Namibia and Botswana S to the Cape.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Adult perched on a fence wire
Locality Darling, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp dimidiata)
Luis Mario Arce 2 November 2014 6 weeks ago 3.6
A bird perching on the tree
Locality Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 10 April 2011 3 years ago 3.3
A bird perched on a fence wire.
Locality Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa (ssp dimidiata)
Carmelo López 17 November 2010 4 years ago 2.9
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