White-throated Swallow (Hirundo albigularis) - HBW 9, p. 667
French: Hirondelle à gorge blanche
Spanish: Golondrina Gorgiblanca
Taxonomy: Hirundo albigularis Strickland, 1849, Cape Peninsula, South Africa.
Forms a superspecies with H. rustica, H. lucida, H. angolensis, H. tahitica, H. neoxena and H. aethiopica. Birds in N of range sometimes separated as race ambigua on basis of smaller wings and tail, but variation clinal. Monotypic.
Distribution: Botswana and Zimbabwe E to S Malawi and S to S South Africa (except NW); has bred Zambia and Namibia (possibly regular); single breeding report from C Angola requires confirmation. In non-breeding season also N to NC Angola and SE DRCongo and W to Namibian coast.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Bird sitting on a perch, singing & flying off Locality Wakkerstroom Biosphere Reserve, Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Roland Bischoff 15 November 2010 1 year ago 39 sec 4.9
A bird on a stem, looking for a prey Locality Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 14 October 2004 7 years ago 19 sec 4.7
An adult perched on a wire fence and preening Locality Darling, Western Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 25 September 2002 37 weeks ago 11 sec 3.7
An adult briefly preening before flying away Locality Knysna, Western Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 3 October 2002 33 weeks ago 8 sec 3
An adult preening itself on a telephone cable Locality Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Francesc Capdevila i Torr... 5 October 2002 9 years ago 25 sec 2.6