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Swallow

   

The Hirundinidae family is a group of passerines characterized by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Their adaptations include a slender streamlined body, long pointed wings and short bills with wide gape. The feet are designed for perching rather than walking, and the front toes are partially joined at the base. There are 75 species worldwide and 12 species which occur in Namibia.
Nests are commonly builT from mud under artificial structures such as huts and bridges

  • Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  • Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis
  • White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
  • Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
  • Pearl-breasted Swallow Hirundo dimidiata
  • Greater Striped Swallow Cecropis cucullata
  • Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
  • Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
  • Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis
  • South African Swallow Petrochelidon spilodera
  • Blue Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera
   
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