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Hirundo dimidiata Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Hirundinidae Family
13-14 cm Length
Dry shrubland, wetlands, marshes, rivers, perminent shresh water. fens, swamps, etc.  Range:- Angola, Botswana, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, (South Africa:- Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Northwest Province, Western Cape.) Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat
2-3 eggs, incubation 16-17 days, fledging 20-23 days. Clutch
Flying insects. Food  
7092 - TSN: 560465 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

If you have sound recording of the Hirundinidae please send it to xeno-canto. 

AKA:- Afrikaans: Perelborsswael, Pźrelborsswael
Czech: vlaštovka perlovoprsį, Vlaštovka Sundevallova
Danish: Kapsvale
German: Perlbrustschwalbe
English: Pearl breasted Swallow, Pearlbreasted Swallow, Pearl-breasted Swallow
Spanish: Golondrina de Pecho Perlado, Golondrina Perlada
Estonian: sarapääsuke
Finnish: Helmipääsky
French: Hirondelle ą gorge perlée
Italian: Rondine pettoperla, Rondine pettoperlato
Japanese: ogurotsubame
Japanese: オグロツバメ
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Latin: Hirundo dimidata, Hirundo dimidiata
Dutch: Parelborstzwaluw
Norwegian: Perlebrystsvale
Polish: jaskólka przyladkowa, jaskółka przylądkowa
Portuguese: Andorinha de perolas, Andorinha-de-peito-pérola, Andorinha-de-perolas
Russian: Жемчужногорлая ласточка
Slovak: lastovička perleťovį
Shona: Nyenganyenga
Sotho, Southern: Lefokotsane
Swedish: Pärlbröstsvala
Swahili: Mbayuwayu Rangi-mbili
Tswana: Pźolwane
Tsonga: Mbawulwana
Chinese: 珠胸燕
Zulu: iNkonjane


Hirundo dimidiata
Hirundo dimidiata dimidiata
Hirundo dimidiata marwitzi
Hirundo dimidiata usafuae

  • Hirundo dimidiata dimidiata: Zimbabwe to Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Province
  • Hirundo dimidiata marwitzi: Angola to Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe, sw Tanzania and Malawi



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