Lesser Striped Swallow
Cecropis (Hirundo) abyssinica
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The lesser striped swallow is commonly seen throughout the country. The left 2nd row photo of a bird gathering nest material was taken in Tarangire (2-08), courtesy of Steve Dolberg. The right 2nd row bird was also seen in Tarangire (2-08), courtesy of Fain Zimmerman. The immature was seen at Kia Lodge (5-04). The other adults were seen in Tarangire, Mikumi and the Okavango delta (Botswana). Slideshow images 18 - 21 show a lesser striped swallow gathering mud for a nest. Click the photo above to see the slideshow.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Fain Zimmerman, Steve Dolberg, Linda Bushman

Last Update this page: 2-18-17