White-headed Saw-wing (Psalidoprocne albiceps) - HBW 9, p. 643
French: Hirondelle à tête blanche
Spanish: Golondrina Cabeciblanca
Other common names: White-headed Roughwing
Taxonomy: Psalidoprocne albiceps P. L. Sclater, 1864, Uzinza, Tabora District, Tanzania.
Forms a superspecies with P. fuliginosa. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- albiceps P. L. Sclater, 1864 - extreme SE Sudan and E DRCongo, Uganda and W Kenya S to Tanzania (mainly around L Victoria and in W), N Zambia and N Malawi.
- suffusa Ripley, 1960 - N Angola (Lunda Sul).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
We stopped on the road and walked by a farmer's fields. It is rare to see this bird perched.
Locality Masindi, Uganda
Lee Hunter 3 August 2012 21 weeks ago 3.7
Male in tree
Locality Akagera National Park, East Province, Rwanda
Jason Anderson 3 October 2010 2 years ago 2.5
White-headed male & dark-headed female resting in an Acacia along the Talek river.
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp albiceps)
Steve Garvie 27 July 2007 3 years ago 2
- No sound recordings available yet