Ethiopian Swallow

Hirundo aethiopica - Hirondelle d'Éthiopie

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Hirundinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Hirundo

  • Species
    :

    aethiopica

Descriptor

Blanford, 1869

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 13 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 10.5 à 15 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Hirondelle d'Éthiopie
adult plum. breeding
Hirondelle d'Éthiopie
juvenile

Ethiopian Swallow (Hirundo aethiopica) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Hirundo aethiopica aethiopica (Senegal and Gambia to w Ethiopia, se Kenya and ne Tanzania)
  • Hirundo aethiopica amadoni (e Ethiopia, Somalia and ne Kenya)

Foreign names

  • Hirondelle d'Éthiopie,
  • Golondrina Etiópica,
  • Andorinha da Etiópia,
  • Fahlkehlschwalbe,
  • nílusi fecske,
  • Ethiopische Zwaluw,
  • Rondine d'Etiopia,
  • Etiopisk svala,
  • Savannesvale,
  • lastovička červenočelá,
  • vlaštovka středoafrická,
  • Etiopersvale,
  • etiopianhaarapääsky,
  • oreneta d'Etiòpia,
  • Bliksvala,
  • jaskółka rudoczelna,
  • Etiopijas bezdelīga,
  • etiopska lastovka,
  • Эфиопская (настоящая) ласточка,
  • エチオピアノドジロツバメ,
  • 红额燕,
  • 紅額燕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlan.

ds (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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