Lesser Striped Swallow
Cecropis (Hirundo) abyssinica
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The lesser striped swallow is seen throughout Tanzania. The left 2nd row photo of a bird gathering nest material was taken in Tarangire, courtesy of Steve Dolberg. The right 2nd row bird was also seen in Tarangire, courtesy of Fain Zimmerman. The immature was seen at Kia Lodge. The right lower flight photo (Mbuyuni Farm-Morogoro) is courtesy of Lily Shalom. The other adults were seen in Tarangire, Mikumi and the Okavango delta-Botswana. Click the photo above to see the slideshow with images 18 - 21 showing mud gathering for a nest.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Fain Zimmerman, Steve Dolberg, Linda Bushman
Friedemann Vetter, Lily Shalom

Last Update this page: 10-31-22