June 8, 2017 – White-throated Swallow (Hirundo albigularis)

These swallows are found in grasslands and other open areas, often near water, in parts of southern Africa. They eat flying insects, such as flies, wasps, and beetles, foraging alone, in pairs, or in small groups. Solitary nesters, they build open cup-shaped nests from mud pellets, lined with grass, rootlets, feathers, and hair. Both parents feed the chicks and pairs often raise two or more broods per year. After the breeding season they join flocks of up to 1,000 birds for migration.


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