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 Post subject: Swallows: Wire-tailed Swallow
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Always see them @ LS in the birdhide/lookout @ the restaurant and on the bridge over the Levuvhu river in Pafuri.

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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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I saw one of these little fella's on the bridge at Lowersabie on sunday... they are gorgeous! :lol:

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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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 Post subject: Swallow: Wire-tailed
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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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We found this juvenile on the Lower Sabie bridge.

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 Post subject: Wire-Tailed Swallow
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What are these birds??

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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 Post subject: need ID for this swallow
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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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