Post subject: Red Breasted swallow in winter, or Mosque swallow???
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:51 pm
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:40 pm Posts: 7
Hello everyone! This past week, I visited Kruger, and I saw either a red breasted swallow(which is a migrant, or do they over winter in Kruger???) or a mosque swallow... It had a whitish chin, but i have seen some red breasted swallows also with whitish chins... There were 4 of them, and was seen in the region of Gardenia hide... I don't have any photos unfortunately... Thank you very much!
Post subject: Re: Red Breasted swallow in winter, or Mosque swallow???
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:27 pm
Junior Virtual Ranger
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:37 pm Posts: 343 Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Welcome to the forum Cois Cois. They were most probably Mosque Swallows, I've never seen Red-breasted in the Kruger over winter. Besides the white chin, another good way to separate the two is to check the ear coverts. Red-breasted has blue ear coverts, whereas Mosque has pale rufous ear coverts.
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