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Swallows: Wire-tailed Swallow

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:28 am

Always see them @ LS in the birdhide/lookout @ the restaurant and on the bridge over the Levuvhu river in Pafuri.
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Unread postby Klystron » Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:45 pm

We saw this one in Feb 2005 in Kruger. The camera was new hence focus is wrong. We do not remember the exact location.

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Unread postby Kwando » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:31 pm

I saw one of these little fella's on the bridge at Lowersabie on sunday... they are gorgeous! :lol:
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Unread postby Kwando » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:41 am

I was at Kruger yesterday, at Lower Sabie again, and picked up these two nice shots..... these swallow's don't seem to be too bugged by the car driving over the bridge.. they just sit and enjoy the traffic passing.. LOL :P

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Unread postby wildheart » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:50 pm

This bird is found in open country near water and human habitation. Wire-tailed Swallows are fast flyers and they generally feed on insects, especially flies, while airborne. They are typically seen low over water, with which they are more closely associated than most swallows.

The neat half-bowl nests are lined with mud collected in the swallows' beaks. They are placed on vertical surfaces near water under cliff ledges or more commonly on man-made structures such as buildings and bridges.

The clutch is three to four eggs in Africa, up to five in Asia. (Turner and Rose) These birds are solitary and territorial nesters, unlike many swallows, which tend to be colonial.

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Unread postby Jock » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:04 pm

We found this juvenile on the Lower Sabie bridge.

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:35 pm

What are these birds??

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:41 pm

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need ID for this swallow

Unread postby Gregor » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:25 pm

My guess would be pearl brested swallow:
Taken on the olifants bridge (KrugerNP) near Olifants restcamp, 23th of may around 09:00 AM.

Who's sure about these??

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