Black Saw-wing

Psalidoprocne pristoptera - Hirondelle hérissée

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Hirundinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Psalidoprocne

  • Species
    :

    pristoptera

Descriptor

Rüppell, 1840

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 13 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 11 à 13 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black Saw-wing (Psalidoprocne pristoptera) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.

Subspecific information 12 Subspecies

  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera pristoptera (Eritrea and n Ethiopia)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera blanfordi (wc Ethiopia)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera antinorii (c and s Ethiopia)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera oleaginea (se Sudan and sw Ethiopia)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera mangbettorum (s Sudan and ne DRCongo)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera chalybea (n and c Cameroon to w Sudan and n and c DRCongo)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera petiti (e Nigeria to nw Angola)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera ruwenzori (e DRCongo, sw Uganda)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera orientalis (e Zambia and s Tanzania to e Zimbabwe and c Mozambique)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera reichenowi (Angola, s DRCongo and Zambia)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera massaica (Kenya, n and c Tanzania)
  • Psalidoprocne pristoptera holomelas (s Zimbabwe and s Mozambique to e and s South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Hirondelle hérissée,
  • Golondrina Negra,
  • Andorinha-preta,
  • Erzschwalbe,
  • Blauwzwarte Kamzwaluw,
  • Rondine serrata nera,
  • Svart kamvingesvala,
  • Svartsagsvale,
  • lastovička čierna,
  • vlaštovka modročerná,
  • Blå Skovsvale,
  • sininokipääsky,
  • oreneta negra,
  • żałobniczka sawannowa,
  • Тёмная африканская ласточка,
  • ムネジロクロツバメ,
  • 蓝锯翅燕,
  • 藍凹翅燕,

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

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