Swallows and Martins (Hirundinidae)

Square-tailed Saw-wing (Psalidoprocne nitens) - HBW 9, p. 643

French: Hirondelle à queue courte German: Grünglanzschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina Colicuadrada
Other common names: (Square-tailed) Roughwing Swallow

Taxonomy: Atticora nitens Cassin, 1857, River Muni, Gabon.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nitens (Cassin, 1857) - S Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, S Ivory Coast, S Ghana, and from SE Nigeria E to N & C DRCongo and S to Gabon, PRCongo and extreme NW Angola (Cabinda).
  • centralis Neumann, 1904 - NE DRCongo.

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