Preuss's Swallow (Petrochelidon preussi) - HBW 9, p. 681
French: Hirondelle de Preuss
Spanish: Golondrina de Preuss
Other common names: Preuss’s Cliff Swallow
Taxonomy: Lecythoplastes preussi Reichenow, 1898, Sanaga River near Edéa, Cameroon.
Genus often merged with Hirundo, but DNA studies support retention of separate taxa. Forms a superspecies with P. rufigula, and has been considered conspecific, but distinct plumage differences exist between them. Monotypic.
Distribution: Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, NE Guinea and S Mali E to Nigeria, Cameroon and SW & S Central African Republic, also NW & NE DRCongo.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Bird perched at nest under bridge, with other birds briefly in flight, visiting nests Locality Ghana (Monotypic species)
mark sutton 1 December 2010 2 years ago 42 sec 2.8
flock over stream, below bridge, feeding main river Locality Sanaga River, South Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 8 March 2009 3 years ago 20 sec 2.7
A nesting colony under a bridge
Locality Kribi, South Province, Cameroon
Marco Valentini 6 January 2011 2 years ago 3.5
A bird building a nest in a culvert
Locality Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana
Chris and Megan Perkins 15 February 2011 2 years ago 3.3
Locality Sanaga River, South Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 2 April 2007 4 years ago 3.3