White-throated Swallow

Hirundo albigularis

This intra-African migrant, which is closely associated with water, is a common sighting on most summer bird trips. Its white throat, rufous frons and blue-black breast band distinguishes it from similar swallow species.

We first recorded this species in Umhlanga on the north coast of KwaZulu Natal. Reliable spots for it include the bridge at Kgomo Kgomo in the North West Province and Marievale Bird Sanctuary (specifically the Hadeda Hide) near Nigel.

 


White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, Gauteng, South Africa / November 2017 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, Gauteng, South Africa / November 2017 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, Gauteng, South Africa / November 2017 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, Gauteng, South Africa / November 2017 White-throated Swallow / Drakensberg, South Africa / 28 March 2013 White-throated Swallow / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 15 February 2013 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South-Africa / 5 October 2013 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 22 Febraury 2014 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South-Africa / 22 September 2013 White-throated Swallow / Drakensberg, South Africa / 28 March 2013 White-throated Swallow / Vlaklaagte Roadside Route, South Africa / 16 March 2013 White-throated Swallow / Vlaklaagte Roadside Route, South Africa / 16 March 2013 White-throated Swallow / Vlaklaagte Roadside Route, South Africa / 16 March 2013 White-throated Swallow / Drakensberg, South Africa / 28 March 2013 White-throated Swallow / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 15 February 2013 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South-Africa / 5 October 2013 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 22 Febraury 2014 White-throated Swallow / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 15 February 2013 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa White-throated Swallow / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 15 February 2013 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South-Africa / 5 October 2013 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 23 November 2012 White-throated Swallow / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South-Africa / 22 September 2013
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