Cecropis abyssinica  Lesser Striped Swallow  Kleinstreepswael
Lesser-striped Swallow
Lindani, Feb 2018

A breeding summer visitor, present between Aug and Apr, with occasional individuals present year-round. Very common - the most widely and frequently recorded swallow in the Waterberg (recorded in 91% of the Waterberg pentads); in contrast to Greater Striped Swallow it occurs evenly across the region and is likely to be present wherever suitable nesting sites are available, these typically under road bridges and on man-made structures; in pairs, or family groups after breeding. Breeds in summer, nests often being usurped by White-rumped Swifts.
Lesser-striped Swallow Waterberg distribution
Lesser-striped Swallow
Lindani, Feb 2018
Greater-striped Swallow
Modimolle, Nov 2018

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