Pearl-breasted Swallow

Hirundo dimidiata - Hirondelle à gorge perlée

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Hirundinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Hirundo

  • Species
    :

    dimidiata

Descriptor

Sundevall, 1850

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

Distribution

Description identification

Pearl-breasted Swallow (Hirundo dimidiata) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Hirundo dimidiata marwitzi (Angola and s DRCongo to ne South Africa and w Mozambique)
  • Hirundo dimidiata dimidiata (Namibia and Botswana to s South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Hirondelle à gorge perlée,
  • Golondrina Perlada,
  • Andorinha-de-peito-pérola,
  • Perlbrustschwalbe,
  • Parelborstzwaluw,
  • Rondine pettoperla,
  • Pärlbröstsvala,
  • Perlebrystsvale,
  • lastovička perleťová,
  • vlaštovka perlovoprsá,
  • Kapsvale,
  • helmipääsky,
  • Pêrelborsswael,
  • oreneta perlada,
  • jaskółka przylądkowa,
  • Жемчужногорлая (настоящая) ласточка,
  • オグロツバメ,
  • 珠胸燕,
  • 藍灰胸燕,

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Ponds (below 8ha)

Geographic range

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