Lesser Striped Swallows

Swallow Information

Lesser Striped Swallow, Hirundo abyssinica, Boulders Singita, South Africa The Lesser Striped Swallow (Hirundo abyssinica) are large swallows with a natural distribution in sub-Saharan Africa - with a range that stretches from Sierra Leone and southern Sudan south into eastern South Africa.

These partially migratory birds migrate north for the winter.

They prefer wooded, lowland habitats.

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